The Numbers Stations


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My last post was a little challenge: a ciphered message with an url inside. All you had to do was to convert the binary code, reverse the text and decode the string with the ROT-13 cipher. You would then get
http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2006/06/16/cryptanalysis-of-phone-numbers-stations/ (as Bruno did very well).
Besides the little challenge, the point of that post was the link encoded. I’ve been following this story on Homeland Stupidity and it has been very interesting to read about the main theme on which the hole thing is reminiscent: Numbers Stations.

I’m not going to explain what a Number Station is, you can check the Wikipedia link above, I just would like to leave you with one of the most interesting projects I came across – The Conet Project.

The Conet Project gathers in 4 CDs a comprehensive collection of Numbers Stations recordings, which, by the way are spooky as hell. Although you can buy the CDs, the editor allows the download of the CDs in .mp3 as well as the booklet in .pdf.

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[tags]Numbers Stations, Spys, Ciphers, The Conet Project[/tags]

1 thought on “The Numbers Stations”

  1. Check out the bands Boards of Canada and Stereolab, they feature samples from these stations in their excelent music.

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