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    Sometimes, I feel like spam emails are the new number stations. A majority of them are just gibberish that don't make sense. Perhaps spy agencies are now using mass spam to give hidden messages to their operatives?


    An example of a number station - a seemingly random collection of words, tones, music, etc...




    So, perhaps, maybe those Viagra messages we're all getting are actually code? Or perhaps the seemingly random links we receive in your spam inbox are actually links to websites that contain coded messages? Maybe, just maybe, that Super Active + Viagra for $2.55 is actually a message letting a sleeper agent know that someone important needs to be killed?

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    pretending this could be a message for a sleeper agent for a minute.

    why would they send a secret message for one person to thousands of people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z0MBiE View Post
    pretending this could be a message for a sleeper agent for a minute.

    why would they send a secret message for one person to thousands of people?
    Why would they send a secret message for one person over radio waves that anyone can pick up?

    If the message is sent to hundreds of thousands of people, it's near impossible to figure out who it was actually intended for. Hiding in plain sight and all that. Even if someone was caught receiving the message, they could just claim they happened upon the radio channel/happened to receive the spam email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z0MBiE View Post
    pretending this could be a message for a sleeper agent for a minute.

    why would they send a secret message for one person to thousands of people?
    becuz let's say u send a secret message over 1 channel to 1 person exclusively.

    if that message gets caught, they can (possibly!) figure out who it was intended for.

    but if the message is sent simultaneously to countless ppl, it's harder to figure out who it was for if only 1 person understands it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenonight2 View Post
    becuz let's say u send a secret message over 1 channel to 1 person exclusively.

    if that message gets caught, they can (possibly!) figure out who it was intended for.

    but if the message is sent simultaneously to countless ppl, it's harder to figure out who it was for if only 1 person understands it.
    this is sort of how we got into ww1 innit

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    but what if some tin foil hat wearing spam deciphering enthusiast gets the email and decodes all the secret secrets?

    could be disaster!

    but you're probably right. I remember some tv show where the spies got messages through newspaper articles and crosswords and stuff. I suppose the one-time pad comes into play here.

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    I don't think these have anything to do with spies because if you really wanted to contact someone you could just make an account on IM service and send words that mean entirely things in some mental or handwritten codex. Everyone has a smart phone, even lots of people in third world countries so it wouldn't be suspicious at all.

    My guess is number stations like these are used to do things like communicating with secret army bases that have no internet access. Like those dozens upon dozens we have all ready about countless times, the kind that have active city grade power lines that just tunnel into mountains and disappear. For spies though? I doubt it.


    Another thing to consider is that is if these ARE used for secret bases the station probably has to be within a certain distance of the base. It seems like these stations tend to broadcast mostly in the middle of nowhere which seems like they're practically telling us where the secret bases are. Just find the broadcasting area, look for any large power supplies that don't seem to go anything and boom! Secret base.



    I wonder what they do in these bases that warrants such security precautions though? I mean of course a large portion of bases are devoted to weapons, secret technology, etc but I wonder how many of them deal with actual experiments and stuff like the Stargate project?
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