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What we don’t know drives us

To understand why amateur and professional cryptanalysts alike have not given up on the Beale ciphers after hundreds of years, the reader must refer back to a quotation in the beginning of The Code Book. Singh so appropriately referenced John Chadwick in saying, “The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature.” I […] Continue reading

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The Oppistions

William Blake touches upon the necessity to contraries working together to build an understanding to a whole idea. He uses the proverb of “Opposition is True Friendship” as a way to teach readers through failure that there is a way to harness contraries to understand them. He feels that it is necessary that people understand […] Continue reading

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Understanding: From Past to Present

It is no surprise that cryptography and cryptanalysis require at least a basic, and in most cases an elevated, understanding of mathematics, statistics, and linguistics. Back in the time before cryptography had been developed, such understanding was minimal if anything, … Continue reading Continue reading

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