Seems like we have everything for a passcode, just need to figure out the KW section.
Sometimes that which is not there should be.
Dividing up the code into our sections, we can determine what the keyword section could spell out
6jhs5 a-a g2h7v
ADA is a known keyword, but for this code it is not the right keyword.
They “marked” the
D in a different way, which stands for
Detection in the acronym.
Substitute that into the KW section for the final solve.
Looks like we have everything we need again, even in some form of a correct order.
The normal transposition ciphers (Skip, Rectangle, Railfence) bring nothing usefull, so a different type of transposition looks to be needed than what we normally do.
It is all about the middle.
Notice that we have the prefix and suffix in the code, but it looks somewhat backwards?
Split up the code so that there is a left, middle and right side.
cfo9vrj2 r n7n9tswo
Reverse the left section on itself and do the same with the right section
2jrv9ofc r owst9n7n
Piece it all together
Googling “of crows” (or if you happen to know it) will direct you to the collective noun of crows, “Murder of crows.
Sub in the keyword for the final solve
Symbols, symbols, symbols, this almost always rings just one thing in my head.
Looks at your hands, if they are on the keyboard.
These symbols are almost always used for a QWERTY US-Layout Keyboard substitution as a first step, so let us do that first
Notice that we have an uneven number which prevents us from doing pairs?
They have used this trick before, but this time it doesn’t throw us off!
Looking at the original code, we see that between the first (
%), middle (
^) and last character (
&), only the middle one could be seen as a glyph, so keep it in its original state.
Pair up the rest of the numbers
54 69 67 83 50 ^ 71 55 78 50 77
Convert from Decimal to ASCII
6ECS2 ^ G7N2M
Looking at Glyphtionary we see that
^ can either be the
For this code, it is the Attack glyph.
As a bonus hidden puzzle, the image of the Full Anomaly Zone for Rotterdam included a hint to some extra storyline Media, which is what lead to the next Investigate Ingress post with codes. So it is always good to have a closer look at everything in a post.