Encryption

Cryptology is a very complex way of passing messages commonly used in many wars to pass messages. One of the most common wars that this has been seen was the World War 2. In this war Germany had employed hundreds of people with a small computer like system in an attempt to break the Allies secret code that they were using to communicate around the world. And when this code was broken they had to change the code and make it harder to break. The Germans had to do the exact same thing though, keep their own transmissions a secret and using an enigma machine they did so for a long time. And enigma machine used one of the simplest forms of encryption being the transposition cypher. This is where you change every letter to another one. In our alphabet we see “A” as “A”, but with this cypher you change the meaning of a letter to a different one based on a pattern normally of a specific quantity so if “A” is equivalent to a “B” then the “B” key would be equivalent to a “C” and so on. This is a very simple version of the transposition cypher only moving a couple letters out of place, but the cyphers just get more complex from there. A very difficult cypher is a vigenère cypher. This requires both people to have a code word or sentence in order to break the code using what looks like a multiplication table. Sound simple? There is an art piece in Washington D.C. called “Kryptos”, as of today only three of the four cyphers have been decoded to the point of understanding. These are highly complex sets of code that very few have managed to decode and even with the artists help code number four still remains a mystery. This is the chance for people to unlock a mystery that no one has ever figured out. Good Luck and we will be back with another language hacks.

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