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The Ubiquity of Cryptography

In the opening pages of the Simon Singh’s The Code Book, he asserts that cryptanalysis – the science of de-encrypting encrypted messages and text – was only possible once the upper echelons of society had reached a sufficient level of mastery in mathematics, statistics, and linguistics. This argument is predicated on the idea that the very […] Continue reading

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Technology and Cryptography

After the class discussion, I began thinking about the concept that cryptography and cryptanalysis is dependent on exceptional resources. Upon first reading the chapter, I had considered the cryptanalysis that was done at the time as super basic due to … Continue reading Continue reading

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