Monthly Archives: August 2015

Evolution of Knowledge

Isn’t it strange to think that modern high schoolers undoubtedly know more about mathematics and various disciplines of sciences than ancient or even not so ancient scientists who devoted their entire lives to certain subjects? I mean, if you think about it, it’s not too ludicrous. They definitely have a greater grasp on mathematics than, […] Continue reading

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The Infinite Struggle Between Makers and Breakers

The continuous tug-of-war between cryptographers and cryptanalysts has triggered the expansion and prominence of cryptography in the world today. Just as quickly as new encryption methods are developed, new decryption strategies are implemented, creating a state of equilibrium in cryptography. The art of secret writing dates back to Herodotus (Singh 3) and has had various […] Continue reading

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

It is curious to think of how the world was just one hundred years ago. So many things that are now obvious were unknown or shrouded in mystery. In 1915, barely anything was known about heredity and the cellular functions that were involved in it. Now, we have mapped the entire human genome and can […] Continue reading

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The Beginning of an Era of Secrecy

Imagine for a moment that everything you’ve ever hidden is completely public. Everyone has access to your private emails and your bank account information, among other things. This would be life without cryptography. Cryptography is hiding the meaning of a message, and it is typically used in most forms of modern communication. In The Code […] Continue reading

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Don’t Overlook the History of Seemingly Simple Things

Cryptography and cryptanalysis are two fields whose progress is¬†intertwined; both make advances to either get an advantage over the other or to compensate for a breakthrough the other has made.¬†As societies have progressed, the need for more complex methods of both encryption and decryption has risen along with the complexity of society. Messages have been […] Continue reading

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