A Puzzled Code


A Puzzled Code - WPress1

Magic words online are relayed.
A puzzled code,
A game to play.
Thanks to you, the ‘RSA’.

A challenge of a million years.
This ciphertext twist,
we have no fears.
Joined online, we can’t resist!

Chipsets hum, and heat sinks aglow.
A test in the works,
just how far this will go?
Solving this shows how much you know.

I’ve got it solved!
Printouts pinned on my fridge.
The hidden code is,
“SQUEAMISH OSSIFRAGE” !

Decades now past, this story unfolds.
This early days moment is yet untold.
Won more than a reward of a hundred bucks.
Our digital world has since evolved, and ever so much.

~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2016

word toss = “Squeamish Ossifrage”
(‘word toss’ challenge provided by & inspired by Karl J. Smith)

// Reference:
“Squeamish Ossifrage” was the answer to be solved in ciphertext code as published publicly in a technology magazine in 1977 by an information security corporation known as RSA.
The code puzzle was considered to be so challenging that it might have taken a million years to decode at that time. It was not until 1994 that it was solved collectively by the efforts of a large team of online technology hobbyists within a span of 6 months.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Poe'ems

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow Crumbs of Expression on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 305 other followers

%d bloggers like this: