In any cipher the first thing to do is get the frequency analysis of the
characters in the cipher. To do this, we simply click on the
icon or select
Statitics. The user is then given further choices of single, double, or triple
At some point the text needs to be analyzed for words that are spelled correctly
or are partial matches of a word in the dictionary. To do this, we simply click
on the icon.
Then, all the correct words will appear in grey box.
The most basic cipher is the monoalphabetic substitution cipher. Cypher defaults
to monoalphabetic substitution cipher as the cipher guessed in use. The
be pressed at any time to make the mode of Cypher in the monoalphabetic
substitution cipher, otherwise it might already be it by default or some other
mode has been selected.
Besides the simple monoalphabetic substitution cipher there is shift
monoalphabetic substitution cipher. To put Cypher in "shift" mode simply click on
the icon. With shift the
cipher key can be filled automatically by the "Fill
Alphabet" and the key can be shifted up or down by using the shift value
Transposition ciphers are a means by which the position of the letters is
changed. To put Cypher in transposition cipher mode simply click on the
Further functions appear to help solve a transposition: Swap Rows, Swap Columns,
Transpose, Resize, and Reset. These buttons are near self-explanatory.
Vigenere ciphers are poly-alphabetic substitution ciphers, meaning multiple
keys. To put Cypher in poly-alphabetic substitution cipher mode simply click on
Further functions appear to help solve a poly-alphabetic cipher: Shift
Value, Space Value, Current Work Key, Fill Alphabet, and Code Word. The buttons
Shift Value and Fill Alphabet are the same as in the shift monoalphabetic
substitution cipher. Space Value is an important role in solving
poly-alphabetical substitution ciphers. It stands for the length of the keyword
or the number of keys used to encipher the data. Also Code Word is if a Vingenere
is in use the keyword can be typed in if known or if a guess.
To make notes simply click the
For poly-alphabetic substitution ciphers to figure out the Space Value or number
of keys in use simply click the
icon. Data will be
calculated, a report made, and the number figured by Cypher which may or may not
be appropriate for the Space Value.