by Tracy Mapes
SACRAMENTO,California--Cicada 3301 seems to utilize a Dictionary Key Code to Identify the source.
The Dictionary entries include the CIA as the head of the Cicada silhouette and other very interesting terms related to cryptology including: Cicada, Cicero who Caesar shared cipher encrypted messages, using the Cant Language of beggars and thieves it also includes: Cicatrix, which in Cant would be CIC A-Trix or A-Tricks - (Counter Intelligence Corp.) of the U.S. Army.
The cryptic 3301 also included the message "Web Browsers are useless here." - with an entry inside of the Cicada silhouette being Chrome a popular web browser and Meaning? Because the answer is in a book, Dictionary.
Other interesting inclusions are in the missing area of the Cicada wing on the right which circles RET and Sig, which I believe is to point to the Author of the Puzzle, being Retired Signal Intelligence Corp.Also Cilantro in Cant Language may be interpreted as Ci Lan Tro - or Cooperative Informant, LAN, and TRO Temporary Restraining Order).
But the Cant Launguage can also be easily misinterpreted. My Wireless at the time was from the neighbor's house Router Belkin_777 or Belkin_777_EXT.
Anyway, the way I found it was by being taught the Cant Language since 2011 by on air tv persons in the Sacramento area, and observance.
You can find the Cicada 3301 silhouette and Key Code Dictionary here: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7391/27333941493_93dd8e5f60_o.jpg