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xmas Intruder

A cache by bswannie Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/18/2010
Difficulty:
4.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

At the posted coordinates you will find a very useful road, but insignificant to the cache. A short hike is required to get to the cache. As you near the cache, you will experience some moderate undergrowth.

Since no one can seem to find this one, I'll up the difficulty.

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I awoke late last night with an intruder in my house.
Eased out of bed, not to disturb my spouse.
As I grabbed my Louisville Slugger, I felt the chill in the air.
I slowly crept through the hall and stole down the stair.
My heart was pumping, my breath trying to escape.
Only sign of the intruder was the hint of his shape.
He must have sneaked past and on to the roof.
Swore I heard a noise that must have been hooves.
Then ran outside; peered in the sky.
Intruder was gone, as my breath gave a sigh.
Went inside and spied the new laptop.
What a bumble; the intruder left more than he got.
Hacked through the OS for clues to the con.
Found the password file and resorted to John.
Just a little effort and the info was mine.
Here’s the password file for you to find.

root:MCeTKhGZeRIFc:0:0:Admin Account:/home/root:/bin/bash
north:gct18AuNOXzLo:0:0:North:/Cache/lives/here:/bin/true
west:gcFw1n/DPcF9I:0:0:West:/Cache/lives/here:/bin/true

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lbh ner abg tbvat gb penpx gur cnffjbeq svyr jvgu cra naq cncre be fvzcyl hcybnqvat vg gb n jro fvgr. Lbh fubhyq svaq n cnffjbeq penpxre; Wbua gur Evccre jyy jbex jbaqref ba guvf bar.

Qrcraqvat ba gur bcgvbaf fryrpgrq, gur cnffjbeq penpxre pbhyq gnxr zbaguf gb npghnyyl penpx gur cnffjbeq. Ubjrire, lbh pna terngyl erqhpr gur gvzr ol erqhpvat gur punenpgref gur penpxre hfrf jura nggrzcgvat gb oernx gur cnffjbeq. Gur pbbeqvangrf ner BAYL ahzoref jvgu ab bgure punenpgref. Hfvat guvf ovg bs xabjyrqtr pna erqhpr gur nzbhag bs gvzr gb penpx gur cnffjbeqf gb n znggre bs zvahgrf.

Tbbq Yhpx!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)