Nathaniel Bar-Jonah (1957-2008) was a felon convicted of kidnapping and sexual assault. According to a book, he left behind an encrypted note that has never been solved.
In the 1930s, a US newspaper introduced an interesting way of making their advertisements more attractive. They published two Playfair cryptograms, the keys of which were hidden in an ad on the same page.
In his ground-breaking book “The Codebreakers”, David Kahn mentions a manual encryption method from 1929 he calls “ingenious”. However, neither Kahn’s book nor any other literature source I know gives a description of this method.
US codebreaker Jim Gillogly broke over 1,000 transposition cryptograms created by IRA activists in the 1920s. Only one of these messages remained unsolved. Can a reader break it?
The crypto number table is a simple, yet far from trivial cipher. Can you break a cryptogram I have created with this method?