On the Subject of the Violet Cipher
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Didn't I already made this joke before? Oh well, here's a cipher for you.
On the module, you will see 3 screens, a keyboard, 2 arrows, and a submit button that displays the current page you're on.
Pressing the right arrow takes you to the next page. Pressing the left arrow takes you to the previous page. There is a total of 2 pages.
On page 1, the top screen shows a 6 letter encrypted word, the middle screen shows an 6 letter keyword, the bottom screen shows a 2 digit number.
On page 2, the top screen shows another keyword.
Follow the mechanics down below to decrypt your word:
Step 1: Porta Cipher
For this, you're going to need the encrypted word on the top screen on page 1, and the 6 letter keyword from the middle screen on page 1, as well as the chart below.
For each letter of the encrypted word and the keyword, do the following:
- Use the letter of the keyword as the row for the chart below.
- If the letter of the encrypted word is between A-M, use the letter as the column for the chart. Then the intersection of the row and column of the 2 letters will give you the new encrypted letter.
- Otherwise, find the letter in the same row as the letter of your keyword. The column of that letter will give you the new encrypted letter via the A-M row of the chart.
Now you should have a new encrypted word that is ready for step 2.