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    Where to begin?

    To learn more about security etc, I'm doing all Internet challenges I can find. Unfortunately I always get stuck. This time i need to decipher a text.
    I've read a lot articles about: Caesarís box, mono alphabetic substitution etc. But now Iíve encountered a text and I donít know where to begin.
    I've tried to replace all the letters 26 times, according to the Caesarís box. But that doesnt seems to work.
    And i also tried the mono alphabetic substitution method, but that doesnít seem to work either.
    And according to the challenge it must be really easy....
    Here is the text:

    Gsv kzhhdliw gszg blf mvvw rh gsv mznv gszg
    yvolmth gl gsv nzm gszg hzbh gsv mvcg hvmgvmxv:

    "Givzg blfi kzhhdliw orpv blfi gllgsyifhs.
    Wlm'g ovg zmbylwb vohv fhv rg, zmw tvg z mvd
    lmv vevib hrc nlmgsh."

    Could someone please give me a hint of what to do and how to proceed? (Not the answer)

    Thank you.
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    Not sure if it's the solution but you could count how many times each letter is used. Then consider that the letter e is used the most in english text. Work from there..
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    well I think that you better make a new program for this purpose which works according to the options YOU provide to it. It will be a lot easier than the manual way. I know it is really tough to change the code...but it takes less time in the long run to deciphering things by your own.
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    Its is pretty basic....and I am no good a ciphers....

    There are only 2 words in English that contain 1 letter.....


    I will let you figure it out from there


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    you might find the answer here

    http://www.fssr.ru/hz.php?name=Forum...wtopic&p=87454

    (course deciphering the cyrillic may be more difficult than the cipher :0)

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    Thank you all,

    I have almost deciphered the text.
    especially the hint:
    There are only 2 words in English that contain 1 letter.....
    was very usefull to me.
    If you want the aswer just pm me. (I dont want to spoil to forum)

    Unimatrix 2
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