The Code Book How to Make It Break It Hack It Crack It

In his first book since the bestselling Fermat’s Enigma Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars nations and individual lives From Mary Queen of Scots trapped by her own code to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II to the incredible and incredibly simple logisitical breakthrough that made Internet commerce secure The Code Book tells the story of the most powerful intellectual weapon ever known secrecyThroughout the text are clear technical and mathematical explanations and portraits of the remarkable personalities who wrote and broke the world’s most difficult codes Accessible compelling and remarkably far reaching this book will forever alter your view of history and what drives it It will also make you wonder how private that e mail you just sent really is

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