posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 07:28 AM
Originally posted by Logarock
reply to post by Rocker2013
Yes and any group conspirators could fashion its own numerical value to any set of words ect that could not be cracked.
That actually could be cracked far more easily, because there is a recognizable pattern in a sample. Language is built on repetition and pattern, all
you would need is enough of a sample and a little time and you would be able to find a pattern and decipher words and phrases. Once you have assigned
one common letter or word to a number, you can then see the pattern of that use emerging and it becomes easier to decipher the most plausible uses of
other letters and numbers in that sample.
Using a book as an example is not the same, because the number/word or letter association changes with every example. There would not be a pattern to
decipher because you pick the word "tomorrow" from page 10, line 5, word 3 on one communication, and pick it from page 40, line 15 and word 2 on the
next example... it would be almost impossible to crack that without being in possession of the original book.
You could also change the book at the end of each message, making the job of anyone trying to decipher it even more impossible than it already was.
The only reason this method is not commonly used is because of the time it takes to compose a message. Finding a word in a book is like finding a
needle in a haystack. Of course, you can switch to letters instead, which is far easier, but this would result in sequences of numbers for each letter
that could be anything from 111 to 1344576 and beyond for example (for page, line and letter).
edit on 26-7-2013 by Rocker2013 because: (no reason given)