Competition: Gui Says Hack It

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Gui Says Hack It

You walk into a dimly lit room with flickering lights. Junk is nearly piled to the ceiling, spilling off of the tables and onto the floor. In the midst of the chaos you see a scruffy boy staring into a data-pad with a unique twinkle in his eye.

“Ah-ha!” The kid shouts, pumping his fist in victory, care-free as he finally notices your silhouette. “Oh, hey. Sorry if I startled you. It’s just, I finally cracked it.” He says as intrigue causes you to step in a bit further.

“It's easy, if you want to learn, give it a try.” He adds, thrusting his data-pad into your chest.


This will be a timed event and the grading is quite simple. The fastest time wins.

Subscribe to the event and receive a hint and the puzzle.

Competition Information
Organized by
Major Nobu Tek
Running time
2020-02-01 until 2020-02-17 (17 days)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Flash Gaming/Puzzles
Awards
Fourth Level Crescents
Participants
32 subscribers, of which 17 have participated.
Results
Member
Raider Dral Falgorth
Subscription time
February 02, 2020 05:22
Submission time
February 02, 2020 05:26
Time taken
3 minutes
Textual submission

hsnetdtoctarsereiteoiehferheh

Placement
1st place
Member
Battlemaster Brimstone aka Seabr'imsto'nedansr
Subscription time
February 17, 2020 09:20
Submission time
February 17, 2020 09:24
Time taken
4 minutes
Textual submission

08-19-14-05-20-04-20-15-03-20-01-18-19-05-18-05-09-20-05-15-09-05-08-06-05-18-08-05-08
H S N E T D T O C T A R S E R E I T E O I E H F E R H E H

Placement
2nd place
Member
Warlord Lucine Vasano
Subscription time
February 01, 2020 19:11
Submission time
February 01, 2020 19:15
Time taken
4 minutes
Submission
Warlord Lucine Vasano opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
3rd place
Member
Adept Seraine "Erinyes" Taldrya Ténama
Subscription time
February 16, 2020 02:41
Submission time
February 16, 2020 02:51
Time taken
10 minutes
Textual submission

HSNETDTOCTARSEREOTEPOEHFERHSH. :P

Placement
No placement
Member
Commander Teebu Nyrrire
Subscription time
February 12, 2020 22:52
Submission time
February 12, 2020 22:57
Time taken
6 minutes
Textual submission

HSNETDTOCTARSEREITEOIEHFERHEH

Placement
No placement
Member
Battlelord Cymbre Kall
Subscription time
February 10, 2020 23:09
Submission time
February 10, 2020 23:24
Time taken
16 minutes
Submission
Battlelord Cymbre Kall opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Commander Sulith Bekett
Subscription time
February 08, 2020 23:10
Submission time
February 08, 2020 23:43
Time taken
32 minutes
Submission
Commander Sulith Bekett opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Colonel Mauro Wynter
Subscription time
February 08, 2020 23:05
Submission time
February 08, 2020 23:10
Time taken
5 minutes
Textual submission

HSNETDTOCTARSEOIEFEREH

Placement
No placement
Member
Seer Revak Kur
Subscription time
February 07, 2020 03:27
Submission time
February 07, 2020 03:37
Time taken
10 minutes
Submission
Seer Revak Kur opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Mystic Aru Law
Subscription time
February 04, 2020 20:12
Submission time
February 04, 2020 20:21
Time taken
9 minutes
Textual submission

HSNETOCTARSEREITEOIEHFERHEH

Placement
No placement
Member
Battlemaster Alaisy Tir’eivra
Subscription time
February 04, 2020 10:35
Submission time
February 04, 2020 10:55
Time taken
21 minutes
Submission
Battlemaster Alaisy Tir’eivra opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Mystic Trenkyp Zkig
Subscription time
February 03, 2020 16:04
Submission time
February 03, 2020 16:09
Time taken
5 minutes
Textual submission

HSNETDTOTCTARSEREITEOIEHFERHEH

Placement
No placement
Member
Hunter Sulxiros
Subscription time
February 01, 2020 14:41
Submission time
February 01, 2020 15:23
Time taken
42 minutes
Submission
Hunter Sulxiros opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Augur Aiden Lee Deshra
Subscription time
February 01, 2020 13:52
Submission time
February 01, 2020 14:20
Time taken
28 minutes
Submission
Augur Aiden Lee Deshra opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Mystic Agate Gua’lara
Subscription time
February 01, 2020 13:04
Submission time
February 01, 2020 13:11
Time taken
7 minutes
Submission
Mystic Agate Gua’lara opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Knight Malevek
Subscription time
February 10, 2020 18:52
Submission time
February 17, 2020 19:42
Time taken
7 days
File submission
Hidden code DBJ.docx
Textual submission

I wasn't able to decode this message. I need a better hint than "the numbers correspond to the English alphabet". With A = 0 and Z = 26 the mapping of the numbers are ITOFUEUDUBTFSFJUFPJFIGFSIFI. I've tried every variant of shift ciphers I know on this but intelligible comes out of it. I also experimented with a number of affine shift ciphers (Ax+B) mod 26 using https://cryptii.com/pipes/affine-cipher but nothing came out of that. This while performing a frequency analysis of the letters and numbers to come up with logical guesses. I have also considered a flipped alphabet encoding. Nothing I try seems to yield a useful message.

Placement
No placement
Member
Seer Tybalt Ma'jahirr Rawioni
Subscription time
February 17, 2020 05:30
Submission time
February 17, 2020 05:38
Time taken
8 minutes
Submission
Seer Tybalt Ma'jahirr Rawioni opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement