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The NSA Standard: Invasion or Protection?

Computers, by their simple invention, launched the complexity of cryptography to levels of security that before had seemed unattainable. Ciphers could not only be computed quicker, with more efficiency, and with less chance of human error, but also the amount of cryptanalysis required … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Invisible Hand of the NSA

In the 1970’s, Internet was still new technology and cryptography was not even considered a legitimate field of mathematics. Cryptography was considered a pen and paper tactic for wartime security and the general public was not equipped to apply any … Continue reading Continue reading

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Settling at 100,000,000,000,000,000

The National Security Agency’s request to have a standard encryption system for businesses to communicate with one and other is a controversial topic, yet definitely justifiable. Horst Feistel developed the Lucifer system, which was known to be one of the … Continue reading Continue reading

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