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USC Scientist Cracks Mysterious "Copiale Cipher"

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Uploaded on Oct 12, 2011

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USC's Professor Kevin Knight is part of an international team that finally cracked the "Copiale Cipher," a strange, 105-page message handwritten in abstract symbols and Latin letters revealing the rituals and political leanings of a 18th-century secret society in Germany. Knight, a computer scientist at the USC Information Sciences Institute, is now targeting other famous unsolved codes, such as the last section of "Kryptos," an encrypted message carved into a granite sculpture on the grounds of the CIA headquarters.

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