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Old 07-22-2020, 06:21 PM   #2
Pisces
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The ingame enigma is simplified from the real. Or historical simulations of it. You have no access to the switchboard, nor can you replace the specific rotors. So those symbol translations are fixed in a way. Set the rotors and record the outcome of the keys pressed. The thing that is missing is the secret determining the starting state of the rotors. They had daily/part of day secret codes with which they encrypted a custom chosen code. This is a human element that may work for you (if they are noobs in cryptography) or against you (if they know how to hide their 'salt'). This reduced complexity of this implementation would make it theoretically simpler to bruteforce your attack. (26x26x26x26 combinations of rotorstate and keys pressed) But I doubt it is useful in the short time of a game. Feel free to break your head on it though.

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