In CTFs, you'll often get a string of text to decode. Is there a good way to recognize how to decode it?

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  • CyberChef

    The Cyber Swiss Army Knife - a web app for encryption, encoding, compression and data analysis

    Cyber chef, a bit intimidating at first, but worth the effort. https://gchq.github.io/CyberChef *) "Hash analyzer" to identify a hash algorithm *) "Entropy" to check for encryption

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    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • Ciphey

    ⚡ Automatically decrypt encryptions without knowing the key or cipher, decode encodings, and crack hashes ⚡

    It can help you detect various encryption and encodings and even decrypt them. Ciphey

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