A few weeks ago, I introduced a 1000-letter ciphertext created with a bigram substitution. Jarl Van Eycke and Louie Helm have now solved this challenge and set a new world record.

Magnus Ekhall from Sweden has solved my Playfair challenge from April 2019. With only 30 letters, this ciphertext is the shortest of its kind ever broken.

Richard Bean, who recently broke two well-known cryptograms, has received lots of media coverage in Australia. Especially, a few radio interviews he gave are worth listening.

Earlier this week, I blogged about two encpostcards sent to a Bavarian princess. My blog readers solved all the mysteries about these documents.

Message B, a ciphertext left behind by British parapsychologist Robert Thouless, baffled codebreakers for over 70 years. Richard Bean from Brisbane, Australia, has now broken it.

In July, I introduced a bigram substitution challenge consisting of 1346 letters. Norbert Biermann has now solved it. It’s the shortest ciphertext of this kind that has ever been broken.

Earlier this week, I blogged about an encrypted newspaper ad from 1897. Seth Kintigh from Massachusetts has solved it.

US crypto expert Jim Gillogly broke over 1,000 transposition cryptograms created by IRA activists in the 1920s. Only one of these messages remained unsolved. Now, it has been broken by Richard Bean from Brisbane, Australia.

In 1941, a sender in Hamburg, Germany, transmitted an encrypted message to a receiver in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The encryption method and the key are known, but the plaintext has not been completely deciphered yet.

Ignaz Meyer, a Bavarian teacher and town writer, wrote an encrypted diary. The content of this joural gives interesting insights into the life of a 19th century individual who had a drinking problem and was not very successful in his job.