Tool to decrypt monoalphabetical substitution and find each letter of a substituted message with a deranged alphabet (monoalphabetic cipher).
Mono-alphabetic Substitution - dCode
Tag(s) : Substitution Cipher
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Example: NBAJYFOWLZMPXIKUVCDEGRQSTH is a totally random alphabet with the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet.
To understand, write the alphabet over the classic alphabet:
The substitution involves a replacement the plaintext of all the letters of the first row with the letters associated with the second row.
Example: All A become N, all the B remain B, all the C become A, etc.
Example: With this substitution DCODE is encrypted as JAKJY.
Any deranged alphabet can be used to create a single alphabetical substitution (the same letter can be used only once in the alphabet).
Decryption requires knowing the alphabet mixed used and the inverse substitution encryption.
The substitution involves replacing in the ciphertext all the letters of the first row with the letters associated with the second row.
Example: The encrypted message JAKJY has for plain message DCODE.
The ciphered message has an index of coincidence identical to the language of the plain text.
English speakers call this encryption aristocrat (if there are spaces) or patristocrat (if there are no spaces between words).
The interactive tool provided by dCode allows a semi-automatic decryption of messages encrypted by substitution ciphers.
The main technique is to analyze the frequencies of letters and find the most likely bigrams.
The known plaintext attack makes it possible to deduce some letters of the alphabet via the knowledge or the preliminary guess of certain portions of the plain text.
Example: The most common alphabets used for substitutions are: AZERTYUIOPQSDFGHJKLMWXCVBN
First, some substitution use specific alphabets, as Atbash that takes the alphabet backwards ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA or the Caesar cipher which uses a shifted alphabet DEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABC that is shifted by 3. Then there are substitutions that use several alphabets, such as alphabet that changes depending on an algorithm defined by encryption (e.g. Vigenere uses 26 alphabets).
In game-play journals, substitution games / exercises are often called cryptograms.
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Mono-alphabetic Substitution on dCode.fr [online website], retrieved on 2022-08-08,