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eCoder Ring
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eCoder Ring (Beta v1.4)


Download ecoderring.zip (Beta v1.4) (39k)

eCoder Ring is a digital version of the old plastic decoder rings that used to come in cereal boxes, with many new features added to actually make your secret, encoded messages secure. Using a key file that you supply (any local text file or any text file, website, or graphic file hosted on the Internet), eCoder Ring will convert your message into a series of numbers. Those numbers can then be sent to a friend who can later decode your secret message, but only if he or she has a copy of eCoder Ring and knows the location of the key file!

Unlike those old plastic decoder rings, eCoder Ring includes variables such as start, shift, skip and XOR flip to further modify your secret code. This program was designed to be easy enough for anyone from school age children to grandparents to be able to use it, but if done correctly, the secret messages created with eCoder Ring should be very, very difficult to crack (definitely safe from parents, coworkers and principals, perhaps less safe from "various three letter agencies").

After downloading eCoder Ring, here is a test message for you to decrypt. The decryption key is: http://www.robohara.com/software/ecoderring.jpg:

165 169 170 995 1043 1859 2046 2168 3011 4202 4213 5007 5050 5362 5724 6484 6747 7610 8194 8292 8341 8445 8450 8547 8599 8670 8672 9281 9697 10241 10700 11050 11213 11487 11702 11749 11962 12364 12867 13661 14503 14579 14586 15061 15117 15404 15423 16283 16519 16598 17337 17456 17552 17603 17634 17972 18132 18153 18187 18188 18193 18218 31372 31515 31854 32198 32438 32466 32532 32610 33195 33316 33361 33537 33576 33625 33639 33888 34644 34734 36458 36556 37506 37562 37975 38077 39072 40266 40406 40410 40783 40930 41074 41267 41517 41626 41765 41864 43270 43775 44363 44444 44539 45919 45934 45944 46184 46525 47401 47482 47558 48769 48815 48819 48987 49369 49473 49661 49847 49867 50043 50169 51092 51294 52023 52322 52485 52807 53040 53312 54214 55159 55553 55676 56224 56302 56338 56502

And, in the "put your money where your mouth is" department, I am offering fame and glory (and depending on hold long it takes, cash) to the first person who can crack the following code:

1011 162 1817 2046 1829 1234 1495 2273 2517 3823 3383 4763 5063 4160 4375 5772 5849 5200 5454 6791 6847 6181 6250 7775 7962 7250 8067 7168 8789 8738 8955 10135 10233 9498 9665 10266 10461 11960 11350 11402 11417 11574 11635 11755 12859 12652 12762 12729 12714 13959 14022 14236 14210 15318 15261 14448 15284 14549 14526 14798 14805 15991

For more information eCoder Ring, check out the eCoder Readme file which is included with the program.

NOTE: Some Windows 2003/Vista machines do not have the DLL "msstdfmt.dll" registered. To download and register this DLL, download the following zip file, unzip the file, and run the included batch file (or register the DLL manually if you prefer). Download: msstdfmt.zip (52k)