The analog password decoder is a cylindrical cryptographic device used to bypass electronic entry systems requiring a password or some type of alpha-numeric code for access.


This password decoder is included in Arthur Nielsen's bag and was used to hack into Daniel Dickinson's private computer. It appears as a cylindrical device with a USB attachment. It looks like it was made well before the PC era. The same or a similar device is also used by Pete when he connects it to a hotel keycard to open the electronic locks there.

Real World ConnectionsEdit

The password decoder is not unlike the Enigma machine, perhaps the most well-known electro-mechanical cryptographic device in existence and invented at the end of World War I. It may also be a relative of the 1795 Jefferson Wheel cipher device.