Three codes were hidden in the HTML source of the Your responses: The Tecthulhu and the Japan Message post on the Investigate Ingress blog.
Capital letters, lowercase and numbers. The equal sign gives it away for the first step.
Clearly this is Base64, convert to text
We now have alternating letters and symbols. Use a skip of 2 to split them
Convert the symbols to their respective numbers on the keyboard
We now have 23 numbers. Range for Ascii is not valid. Let’s try to split to see if we can get a range for numbers to letters
11 14 13 06 7 15 17 14 18 15 04 17
Ignore that 7 for now and convert the rest to letters using a=0
Convert that 7 back to symbol
The word missing from the quote is live
Vigenere autokey the string of letters with the passphrase live
Passcode format is there
[hint]Don’t be misled by the keyword, this is not a star wars theme[/hint]
Atbash letters and numbers gives
That jedi keyword was probably there to mislead people with all the star wars hype going on. You need to switch the first three letters (yur) with the first three letters of the keyword (jed)
15 characters with the right amount of numbers for a valid passcode.
A regex search reveal that boson should be the keyword. Trying to use rectangle to get everything in order doesn’t work. Let’s split in groups of 1, 2 , 3, 4 and 5
y qj b34 noso nj375
Reverse each group
y jq 43b oson 573jn