I published my first app to the public gallery today! I was curious if I could use alteryx to decrypt messages without needing to know what key was used ahead of time and turns out you totally can.
Say you have an encrypted string that's 26 characters long, like Kv uqwpfu rncwukdng gpqwij. Each character has 26 possibilities of what the letter could be, multiply that by the string length of 26, and you get 676 possible outcomes it could be. This workflow cycles through every letter substitution scenario and shows you 26 results (one for each letter of the alphabet) where all the rows are gibberish except for one, the one combination that produces legible results.
Feel free to test it out yourself! No need to know what key was used to encrypt the message, it's pretty neat.
-B atox t ubz lxvkxm
-WKH HDVLHVW PHWKRG RI HQFLSKHULQJ D WHAW PHVVDJH LV
-WR UHSODFH HDFK OHWWHU EB DQRWKHU XVLQJ D ILAHG UXOH