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Can You Crack a Code?

Cryptanalysts in our Laboratory are pros at cracking codes. Try your hand at one.

Can You Crack a Code?
Try Your Hand at Cryptanalysis

04/02/13

The cryptanalysts in our FBI Laboratory are pros at code-cracking…but it has been a few years since we have challenged you to give it a go.

We’ve done it a bit differently this time around, creating our first dot code. Good luck!

To reveal the hidden message, click the link at the bottom of this page. But please don’t post or share the answer—let everyone have a chance to give the quiz a try.

To learn more about the types of ciphers and codes that terrorists, spies, and criminals use to conceal their communications, see the article “Analysis of Criminal Codes and Ciphers” from our Forensic Science Communications publication. You can also read about famous cases over the years in the article, “Code Breaking in Law Enforcement: A 400-Year History.”

And feel free to try your hand at our previous code quizzes:

 

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Resources:
- Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records in the FBI Laboratory