the-generals-cat - Decrypt this ancient scientific article


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The androids’ plans for domination include securing ancient artifacts relating to the animal world to be used for nefarious means. We managed to infiltrate one of their digsites and intercepted this ancient scientific tome, but it's encrypted! We think it relates to Julius Caesar's time in Rome, for he was a great friend and benefactor to the feline community. We could use your cryptanalysis skills to determine the contents of this tome and whether it will give us any leverage against our enemies.

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This challenge will be discussed at Capture the Flag: Learning to Hack for Fun and Profit at the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration.

See also

Work_at_Square(1), Privacy_policy(1), Code_of_conduct(1)

Square, Inc. (c) Square_CTF_CHALLENGE(1)