2nd Stanza of Riddle Jan 9, 2020 7:13:18 GMT -5
Post by efanton on Jan 9, 2020 7:13:18 GMT -5
You have been clear. What you are talking about is nothing whatsoever to do with encryption.
As I have tried to previously explain the methods used computer systems to exchange keys are seriously complicated. So complicated that you can guarantee that they will have no bearing in any hunt.
In any encryption method used by computer systems, be it symmetric or asymmetric, there can only ever be a maximum of two keys
The riddle implies the key is 3 parts, similar to having 2 public and 1 private key.
Seriously I am absolutely certain that computer encryption methods have nothing whatsoever to do with this hunt.
I you still doubt me, or just want to walk through it yourself look up "Diffie–Hellman key exchange". Study it, understand how it works, and then come back to the hunt. You will quickly realise that there is no way any hunt master would expect anyone to use it as part of a solve.
Link here if you are still interested en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffie%E2%80%93Hellman_key_exchange
three pieces of one key. As I have suggested it might be that we have to somehow rearrange the order of the pieces before entering them in the key checker. I have yet to see anything in the stanza's that would point out which order, but maybe someone else will see it. If the order of the pieces doesn't change then maybe the order of the characters in each piece changes, 4566 becomes 6654 for instance.
To be honest I have no clue at this point as to what to do with the solutions we already have. Personally, and I am not afraid to admit it, I have hit a stone wall with this hunt.
Of one thing I am absolutely certain computer encryption methods have no part in the solution of this hunt. If you still doubt that look into how a Diffie–Hellman key exchange works first. The bad news is that Diffie–Hellman is by no means the most complicated method used.
I am open to rearrangement of key pieces, or their contents, but as I have said already having played with that idea for a good few weeks I can see nothing in the stanza's that point to a clear method of doing that. That doesnt mean its not there, someone else might see something that I have not. I am really hoping that someone else does make a breakthrough of some kind. Maybe it is something that no one has considered yet.