The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography The Code Book discussion

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message 1: by anirban (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:53AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

anirban In short, its a simple book about a complex topic.

This book takes you through the journey of cryptography through ages and how it affected/affects our daily lives.

It would even interest someone who is not at all scientific-minded.

message 2: by TK (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:59AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

TK Keanini I with anirban. I have many favorite parts in the book but one that is special to me is when Whifield Diffie realized that he had something new and it hit him like a ton of bricks. pp 268. Simon Singh captures it in a way that makes every creative mind cheer the triumph.

James Piper What fasicinates me is the questions about current abiliities of NSA/GCHQ/CSE. What can they crack? BBM? How much computing power do they have? Data storage? Filtering alogrithms? Given the explosion of communication, it can't be easy.

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