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Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

The National Security Agency (NSA) was responsible for establishing a standardized enciphering system for commercial use to update the previous obsolete system.  In doing so it chose the Lucifer Cipher, which was the strongest commercial cipher developed.  The primary reason … Continue reading Continue reading

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Looks Guilty, is Guilty

The brutal treatment of the protagonist, Marcus Yarrow, in Chapters 3 and 4, following the Bay Bridge bombing was something that suck out to me as I tried to put myself in the situation and how I would have reacted.  … Continue reading Continue reading

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What is it all worth?

The Beale Ciphers have remained unsolved for over a hundred years, yet thousands of people have tried to interpret its hidden meaning.  The code has never been cracked due to a very complex number cipher as well as the possibility … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Ease of Encryption

Cryptanalysis has changed greatly over history in terms of difficulty and ability to be solved.  According to Simon Singh “Cryptanalysis could not be invented until a civilization had reached a sufficiently sophisticated level of scholarship…” This is the case for … Continue reading Continue reading

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