Three codes were found hidden in the HTML of the Pointed Inquiries post on the Investigate Ingress blog.

`[1] 8kccxupt9stn9ogu3omy`

`[2] ab87888aa97c96987d967b7c97af77ad9a`

`[3] 8lmw8qaprzdehv2t3g`

# Code #1

## Observations

Right amount of letters and numbers for a code, just need to find a way to rearrange them.

[hint]There is a substitution in there but that song title was used way to many times[/hint]

Spoiler

When a code starts with a number I usually try skip first. Skip of 2 gives

`8cxp9t9g3mkcutsnouoy`

Let’s split that

`8cxp9t9g3m kcuts no uoy`

So we have to find a substitution for Stuck on you. Searching on Google gives a movie and a few songs. You’ll need to dig deep but a group called Failure made a song called Stuck on you. You’ll probably see the cover Paramore made before you get the Failure reference.

`8cxp9failuret9g3m`

# Code #2

## Observations

Good distribution for hex but not in the right range.

[hint]It’s hex to dec but you’ll need to work out the range[/hint]

Spoiler

Let’s start by making pairs to see if we can spot something

`ab 87 88 8a a9 7c 96 98 7d 96 7b 7c 97 af 77 ad 9a`

Notice how the number positions all start with A ? We know that in hex to Ascii numbers start with 3. In the past hex “atbash” was used but it’s usually C than becomes 3. Let’s look at that hex “Atbash” again:

0 |
F |

1 |
E |

2 |
D |

3 |
C |

4 |
B |

5 |
A |

6 |
9 |

7 |
8 |

8 |
7 |

9 |
6 |

A |
5 |

B |
4 |

C |
3 |

D |
2 |

E |
1 |

F |
0 |

Interesting how A=5. Notice also that in the code numbers from 0 to 5 are not used. Let’s convert the code using that index

`ab 87 88 8a a9 7c 96 98 7d 96 7b 7c 97 af 77 ad 9a`

`54 78 77 75 56 83 69 67 82 69 84 83 68 50 88 52 65`

The conversion now gives a valid decimal to Ascii string.

`6NMK8SECRETSD2X4A`

# Code #3

## Observations

Code format is right there, just go through your regular cipher routine.

Spoiler

ROT+11 is the way to go. Don’t forget to apply the same thing to numbers, to make it easy you can simple add 1 to all numbers.

`9wxh9blackopsg3e4r`

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