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Is Gigabit Quantum-Encryption ‘Uncrackable’?

January 16th, 2007 · No Comments

I saw an interesting announcement today by id Quantique SA and Senetas Corp. Ltd. about a commercial application of quantum encryption. They claim 1 gigabit per second data rates in their prototype solution. I’ll be interested to see if these ‘Uncrackable’ claims can hold up to the scrutiny of the cryptography community. Original Article: http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196900575 Technorati tags: […]

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CIA Kryptos Sculpture Reveals 8 More Characters

April 20th, 2006 · No Comments

There is an interesting Wired article on new developments in the quest to solve the secrets of a CIA sculpture called Kryptos. It turns out that Jim Sanborn the puzzles creator left off one character of the approximately 1800 letters cipher. This one small change revealed the words “layer two”. What that means and if […]

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German Enigma Alternatives

April 17th, 2006 · No Comments

This morning I came across an interesting InformationWeek article on the German Enigma Code machine from WWII. Earlier this month an original machine was sold for $30,000. But if you’re interested in the technology and don’t have the cash, this article lists several alternatives. You can buy a Kit from the Bletchley Park Web site […]

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63 Year Old Enigma Message Cracked

March 17th, 2006 · No Comments

The M4 Message Breaking Project has just announced breaking a 63 year old encrypted message from German Sub U-623 sent during the height to World War II in November 1942. They accomplished this via a distributed computing project similar to the SETI@home project. Using over 5,000 desktop computers the team was able to work through all of […]

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CryptoKids and the NSA

February 8th, 2006 · No Comments

I’ve been interested in cryptography and data compression for years. I’m not really sure what draws me to these fields of study aside from the cloak and dagger backdrop you find interlaced through their history. Maybe it’s the pure algorithmic nature of the methods involved that entices me to throw my hat into the ring. […]

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