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Figuring Out Location Services

Currently, I am still very early in the process for writing my practical cryptography paper. I am starting to realize the amount of effort the paper will  take, which gives me a sense of urgency to really get underway. So far, I have really enjoyed thinking about the ways that I will be able to […] Continue reading

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Safer From Government With Privacy

In the newer technological age, cryptography is becoming more and more relevant in everyday life. Unfortunately, there is a down side to this increase in technology and encryption. Encryption helps to protect the interests and communications of criminals and terrorism. … Continue reading Continue reading

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German Confidence Proves Costly

After early domination of the seas by German U-boats, Bletchley desperately needed to end the intelligence blackout. Through a series of dangerous raids on German U-boats, a German Naval codebook was captured, thus making the Naval Enigma transparent. Finally, Ally … Continue reading Continue reading

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Watch Out for the Middleman

The section of the book that most caught my attention can be found at the beginning of Chapter 10. Marcus is in the early stages of setting up the Xnet and is beginning to realize that his heavily encrypted system … Continue reading Continue reading

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Not Your Average Monoalphabetic Cipher

The Great Cipher used by Louis XIV remained unbroken for 200 years.  What were the factors that led to such a secure cipher? The father-son team of Antoine and Bonaventure Rossignol invented The Great Cipher while working closely with Louis … Continue reading Continue reading

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Don’t be a Cyber Idiot

For this blog assignment, I have decided to respond to the article discovered by Nate called “The 5 biggest online privacy threats of 2013”. This article is based around protecting online users from privacy threats. Based off this reading, the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Securing Codes

As I read the first chapter of The Code Book by Simon Singh, I found that the ways to protect yourself while making encryptions is what resonated with me most deeply. Obviously, Mary Queen of Scots was not able to … Continue reading Continue reading

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