RE: Just how does it know?

Shaun Stuart (
Thu, 1 May 1997 09:35:23 -0400

> For each contest, the unknown plaintext message is preceded by
> three known blocks of text that contain the 24-character phrase
> "The unknown message is: ".
>If a key encrypts the first 24 characters correctly, I imagine it will be
>the right key.

Oh yeah.. Duh! :-) I guess sometimes it's easy to fire off a message than to think things through. I hang my head in shame.