Category Archives: Cryptography

On This Day — First Modern Computer Delivered to German Aerospace Institute (May 12 1941)

“The danger of computers becoming like humans is not as great as the danger of humans becoming like computers.” Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 – December 18, 1995) — Inventor of the world’s first programmable Turing-complete computer The Z3 was the … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Zimmermann Telegram (January 17 1917)

“No account of the stirring episodes leading up to our entry into the World War can be considered complete without at least a reference to the one in which the Zimmermann telegram played the leading role.” 1938 study by the … Continue reading

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The KRYPTOS Sculpture — SECTION I : A KEYED Vigenère Cipher [And why the CIA lies so much about it?] — UPDATE

“I have developed much too thick a skin to be surprised, let alone upset, by people telling me how that great CIA tells us the truth. If an organisation accustomed to lying tells you it is telling the truth, where … Continue reading

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The KRYPTOS Sculpture — SECTION I : A KEYED Vigenère Cipher [And why the CIA lies so much about it?]

“I have developed much too thick a skin to be surprised, let alone upset, by people telling me how that great CIA tells us the truth. If an organisation accustomed to lying tells you it is telling the truth, where … Continue reading

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The KRYPTOS Sculpture — An Introduction

“Maybe you’re mistaken–maybe this first part of the Kryptos code is really not a polyalphabetic Vigenere Tableau after all–maybe it’s a different type of code entirely. Or maybe it is a Vigenere code, but it’s been double or triple encoded–or … Continue reading

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