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The Zodiac killer ciphers are an interesting case. As there were four ciphers sent to the local papers, I will address each in turn. They do share some common traits however. They are each their own cipher, so the 'solution' used for cipher 408 cannot be applied to the other messages. Each message has a unique character count. The Zodiac Killer sent these ...


You're assuming that they're actually encrypted. A lot of crazy people have written things that nobody understands. Just because the author thinks they're in code doesn't necessarily mean that the code can be reversed.


Try removing the -f flag and parameter entirely. It will default to raw output, which will be written to whatever file you specify. This has worked for me many times.

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