Author Archives: conna

NFC Chips

I have struggled to find a lot of information about my topic. There is not a problem in finding sources of information: I have 10 sources that are very good. Sifting through and combining them into relevant and on topic information … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Near Field Communication, NFC, Practical Cryptography, Student Posts | Comments Off on NFC Chips

Finding a Balance

The US government should be given some latitude to infringe on citizen’s privacy when it comes to national security. The reason I say some latitude is because this should only pertain to national security, not to daily breaking of laws. … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Balance, National Security, privacy, Student Posts | Comments Off on Finding a Balance

False Security

  The plugboard of the enigma machine provided a false sense of security to the Germans. The sheer number of possible combinations, 10,000,000,000,000,000 is a daunting number, however, the plugboard itself can be isolated and broken by frequency analysis. The … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in complacent, enigma, Student Posts, WWII | Comments Off on False Security

Protection & Prosecution

The passage in Little Brother that drew my attention the most was at the beginning of the book when Marcus and Darryl are escaping school. The emphasis on the face detection and gait detection that was used around the halls of … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in little brother, Opinion, Protection, security, Student Posts | Comments Off on Protection & Prosecution

Phonetic Way of Mind

The Great Cipher used by Louis XIV remained unbroken for 200 years.  What were the factors that led to such a secure cipher? The cipher was pioneered by a father and son duo, most of the specifics to how it … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Louis XIV, Student Posts, syllabary, The Great Cipher | Comments Off on Phonetic Way of Mind

HTTPS and Common Sense

I am responding to the article “Facebook Finally Adds HTTPS Support” by Stan Schroeder. Almost every college student across the country has a Facebook; many of the prosepective students even used it to find their college roommate. The addition of … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in facebook, HTTPS, privacy, Student Posts | Comments Off on HTTPS and Common Sense

Blog Assignment 1

I had a general idea about what cryptography and code breaking was. Learning the history of the subject in the first chapter was interesting. When I was in grade school, my friends and I used to wrap pieces of paper … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in cryptanalysis, history, Opinion, Student Posts | Comments Off on Blog Assignment 1