An Unbreakable Code
This weekend the NYT profiled Jim Sanborn and his sculpture “Kryptos” which stands outside the headquarters of the CIA in Virginia. In the spirit of CIA activities, the sculpture is itself a giant secret message–one huge cryptotext waiting to be decoded. The irony is that no one has completely cracked it yet!
Apparently the first three parts have been decrypted, but the last chunk of the cryptotext still remains a mystery, some 20 years after the sculpture was erected. So now Sanborn is handing out hints.
Here’s the cryptotext: the part in yellow is still a secret. Crack the code and become famous!
You may be offered a job by the CIA if you can successfully decode it! At the very least, you’ll be getting some kind of attention from them.