Steve Peters

Experience Design

Kryptos Typo Kreates Kommotion

For those of you unfamiliar with the Kryptos cipher, it's a sculpture outside of CIA headquarters that includes a ton of coded text. A bunch of it has been solved, but the 4th page of the cipher has eluded cryptographers for years. So, imagine the excitement when, according to Wired News, the creater of Kryptos, James Sanborn, announced he just discovered what amounts to a typo on the sculpture. Somehow, the plaintext got screwed up in the, er, copy/paste process. Sanborn actually called our good friend Elonka Dunin (moderator of a Yahoo Group dedictated to Kryptos), to announce the mistake.

All I know is, this makes me feel a whole lot better about this:

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