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Brawn over brains

  It cannot be denied that the brilliant minds at Bletchley park were necessary to the success of the code breaking. However, all of their work would’ve been null if they didn’t have the money and resources to build or … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Paradox of a False Positive

As I was reading Little Brother, there was actually a passage that made me stop reading and reread and think about it for a while. This really never happens to me so I figured it was something I should take … Continue reading Continue reading

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Be vague and Roman Numerals

After the execution of Mary Queen of Scots but prior to the development of more complex ciphers, like the Vigenère cipher, “anybody sending an encrypted message had to accept that an expert enemy codebreaker might intercept and decipher their most precious … Continue reading Continue reading

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Do your research

I think the best advice for college students using the internet is to just be aware of the amount of privacy you have. I know there are many of us who think they are perfectly safe on the internet because … Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog Post #1

What surprised me most in the first chapter of this text was just how old cryptography is. I guess I had never really thought about it’s origins before the reading. I thought it was really interesting to learn of the … Continue reading Continue reading

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