The Cracking Code Book: How to make it, break it, hack it, crack it

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The Cracking Code Book: How to make it, break it, hack it, crack it

The Cracking Code Book: How to make it, break it, hack it, crack it

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The reader will learn how to use each cipher as well as the best approaches when attempting to attack an uncracked cipher with a step-by-step guide. The Code Book' is equally well written and equally enjoyable and covers the history of code making and code breaking from ancient Egypt up until the budding development of quantum cryptography.

Amongst many extraordinary examples, Simon Singh relates in detail the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code and put to death by Elizabeth I; the strange history of the Beale Ciphers, describing the hidden location of a fortune in gold, buried somewhere in Virginia in the nineteenth century and still not found; the monumental efforts in code-making and code-breaking that influenced the outcomes of the First and Second World Wars.There are a selection of coded messages at the back for you to try out your new code-cracking skills if you like. solutions are provided at the back of each book which is just as well because I rate a few of the puzzles diabolical and impossible to start. Hmmm…Should we allow parents, if they can afford it, to enhance the height or muscles or IQ of their kids?

He gained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, in the field of speech recognition, teaching machines to understand spoken words.We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, learn and live, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, and we pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. I read this to complement the cryptography course I was taking for my computer science masters and it provided sufficient details of the history and a high-level overview of the codes and how they were broken.



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