The Story of Codebreaking

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1788880587

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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'No wonder that Churchill described this effort as "Britain's secret weapon," a weapon far more effective than the buzz bombs and the rockets that Wernher von Braun designed for a German victory, a weapon absolutely decisive, in the judgement of many, in winning the war for the Allies.' Peter Hilton, mathematician and codebreaker, 1923-2010, about the team at Bletchley Park The Story of Codebreaking begins with the hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt and weaves its way stealthily through history to the present day, where computer code is fundamental to all of our online activities. It is a tale of ordinary people rising to the challenge of extraordinary circumstances and shows how, through a combination of intelligence, grit, hard work and (occasionally) sheer good fortune, codebreakers have often saved lives and sometimes even changed the course of history. Find out how Mary Queen of Scots smuggled cryptic messages to her accomplices when she was plotting against her cousin Elizabeth I, or discover the methods used by codebreakers during World Wars I and II, most significantly those who cracked Enigma and intercepted Japanese naval messages prior to Pearl Harbor. The sheer doggedness of those who unravelled the Enigma code is thought to have shortened World War II by almost two years. To break a code, you have to put yourself in the mind of your enemy in order to probe the strengths and weaknesses of their systems. It's a game of bluff and doublebluff. The Story of Codebreaking describes undercover operations, power struggles, secret alliances, and brilliant feats of teamwork. Those who invent codes and those who break them are remarkable, indefatigable characters. This is their story. Topics include: Ancient ciphers and the art of encoding Early spies, subterfuge and skytales The making and breaking of Enigma Japanese naval codes in World War II Cold War cryptography
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The Code Book: The Secrets Behind Codebreaking

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375890123

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 5197

"As gripping as a good thriller." --The Washington Post Unpack the science of secrecy and discover the methods behind cryptography--the encoding and decoding of information--in this clear and easy-to-understand young adult adaptation of the national bestseller that's perfect for this age of WikiLeaks, the Sony hack, and other events that reveal the extent to which our technology is never quite as secure as we want to believe. Coders and codebreakers alike will be fascinated by history's most mesmerizing stories of intrigue and cunning--from Julius Caesar and his Caeser cipher to the Allies' use of the Enigma machine to decode German messages during World War II. Accessible, compelling, and timely, The Code Book is sure to make readers see the past--and the future--in a whole new way. "Singh's power of explaining complex ideas is as dazzling as ever." --The Guardian
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Colossus

The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Code-breaking Computers

Author: B. Jack Copeland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199578141

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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With an introductory essay on cryptography and the history of code-breaking by Simon Singh, this book reveals the workings of Colossus and the extraordinary staff at Bletchley Park through personal accounts by those who lived and worked with the computer.
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Code Breaking in the Pacific

Author: Peter Donovan,John Mack

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319082787

Category: Computers

Page: 387

View: 6198

This book reveals the historical context and the evolution of the technically complex Allied Signals Intelligence (Sigint) activity against Japan from 1920 to 1945. It traces the all-important genesis and development of the cryptanalytic techniques used to break the main Japanese Navy code (JN-25) and the Japanese Army’s Water Transport Code during WWII. This is the first book to describe, explain and analyze the code breaking techniques developed and used to provide this intelligence, thus closing the sole remaining gap in the published accounts of the Pacific War. The authors also explore the organization of cryptographic teams and issues of security, censorship, and leaks. Correcting gaps in previous research, this book illustrates how Sigint remained crucial to Allied planning throughout the war. It helped direct the advance to the Philippines from New Guinea, the sea battles and the submarine onslaught on merchant shipping. Written by well-known authorities on the history of cryptography and mathematics, Code Breaking in the Pacific is designed for cryptologists, mathematicians and researchers working in communications security. Advanced-level students interested in cryptology, the history of the Pacific War, mathematics or the history of computing will also find this book a valuable resource.
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Code Making and Code Breaking

Author: Jack Luger

Publisher: Breakout Productions Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

View: 8963

We all have something to hide, don't we? From nosy neighbors, cops, tax collectors, burglars, and other riffraff who have no respect for privacy. The books in this section contain specific instructions for hiding guns, gold, sexual implements, survival foods, or anything else you want to be Yours. There are also books for general privacy -- how to keep it. This section is a must for every private citizen. "A rather good introduction to the subject of keeping what you write secret from others". -- Factsheet Five We live in an information age; information is bought, sold and stolen like any other good. Businesses and individuals are learning to keep their secrets safe with this practical, illustrated guide to building and busting codes. Learn how to construct simple or complex codes. Learn how computers are used to make and break codes. Learn why the most unbreakable code isn't always the best. Ideal for those interested in professional personal privacy.
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Battle of Wits

The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II

Author: Stephen Budiansky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684859327

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 8644

A million pages of new World War II codebreaking records have been released by the U.S. Army and Navy and the British government over the last five years. Now, Battle of Wits presents the history of the war that these documents reveal. From the Battle of Midway until the last German code was broken in January 1945, this is an astonishing epic of a war that was won not simply by brute strength but also by reading the enemy's intentions. The revelations of Stephen Budiansky's dramatic history include how Britain tried to manipulate the American codebreakers and monopolize German Enigma code communications; the first detailed published explanations of how the Japanese codes were broken; and how the American codebreaking machines worked to crack the Japanese, the German, and even the Russian diplomatic codes. This is the story of the Allied codebreakers puzzling through the most difficult codebreaking problems that ever existed. At the same time, the compelling narrative shows the crucial effect codebreaking had on the battle-fields by explaining the urgency of stopping the wolf pack U-boat attacks in the North Atlantic, the burning desire in the United States to turn the tide of the war after Pearl Harbor, the importance of halting Rommel's tanks in North Africa, and the necessity of ensuring that the Germans believed the Allies' audacious deception and cover plans for D-Day. Budiansky brings to life the unsung code-breaking heroes of this secret war: Joseph J. Rochefort, an intense and driven naval officer who ran the codebreaking operation in "The Dungeon", a dank basement at Pearl Harbor, that effectively won the Battle of Midway; Alan Turing, the eccentric father of the computerage, whose brilliant electromechanical calculators broke the German Enigma machine; and Ian Fleming, whose daredevil espionage schemes to recover codebooks resembled the plots of the 007 novels he later wrote. Among the villains, we meet the Nazi Admiral Donitz, who led the submarine wolf packs against Allied shipping in the North Atlantic with horrific casualty rates -- until the codebreakers stopped him. Budiansky, a Harvard-trained mathematician, demonstrates the mathematical insight and creativity of the cryptographers by showing step-by-step precisely how the codes were broken. This technology -- the flow of information, its encryption, and the computational methods of recovering it from the enemy -- had never before been so important to the outcome of a war. Informative diagrams, maps, appendices, and photographs show exactly how, why, and where the secret war was won. Unveiled for the first time, the complete story of codebreaking in World War II has now been told.
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The History of Code Breaking

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 150817704X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

View: 7728

This intriguing and revelatory history of cryptology ranges from the early days of code-making and code-breaking in ancient Egypt, Sparta, and Rome to the present day when it has slipped beyond the tight control of governments and now affects all our lives whenever we use our cell phones or connect to the internet. Subjects covered here include Mary Queen of Scots' cryptic messages when she was plotting against her cousin Elizabeth I; the codes used by George Washington for military and political purposes; and code-breaking during World Wars I and II, including the Enigma Machine. Those who invent codes and those who break them are fascinating characters. This is their story.
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Codebreaking our future

Deciphering the future's hidden order

Author: Michael Lee

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1909652687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2438

Codebreaking our future examines the structure of modern society and provides an overview of the four major challenges that will dominate change in the 21st century. Drawing on centuries of academic research and examples from contemporary scientists, demographers and trend-watchers, this book establishes a methodology for predicting the future.
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CLUE Code-Breaking Puzzles

Author: Helene Hovanec

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402753602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 95

View: 9298

Presents puzzles based on the characters, weapons, and rooms found in the board game "Clue," involving hidden codes, number and symbolic codes, and alphabetic circles.
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The Story of Codebreaking

From Ancient Ciphers to Quantum Cryptography

Author: Al Cimino

Publisher: Sirius Entertainment

ISBN: 9781784284619

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 5369

"No wonder that Churchill described this effort as 'Britain's secret weapon,' a weapon far more effective than the buzz bombs and the rockets that Wernher von Braun designed for a German victory, a weapon absolutely decisive, in the judgement of many, in winning the war for the Allies." -Peter Hilton, mathematician and codebreaker, 1923-2010, about the team at Bletchley Park The Story of Codebreaking begins with the hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt and weaves its way stealthily through history to the present day, where computer code is fundamental to all of our online activities. It is a tale of ordinary people rising to the challenge of extraordinary circumstances and shows how, through a combination of intelligence, grit, hard work and (occasionally) sheer good fortune, codebreakers have often saved lives and sometimes even changed the course of history. Find out how Mary Queen of Scots smuggled cryptic messages to her accomplices when she was plotting against her cousin Elizabeth I, or discover the methods used by codebreakers during World Wars I and II, most significantly those who cracked Enigma and intercepted Japanese naval messages prior to Pearl Harbor. The sheer doggedness of those who unravelled the Enigma code is thought to have shortened World War II by almost two years. To break a code, you have to put yourself in the mind of your enemy in order to probe the strengths and weaknesses of their systems. It's a game of bluff and doublebluff. The Story of Codebreaking describes undercover operations, power struggles, secret alliances, and brilliant feats of teamwork. Those who invent codes and those who break them are remarkable, indefatigable characters. This is their story. Topics include: Ancient ciphers and the art of encoding Early spies, subterfuge and skytales The making and breaking of Enigma Japanese naval codes in World War II
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Secret Code Breaker

A Cryptanalyst's Handbook

Author: Robert Reynard

Publisher: Smith & Daniel

ISBN: 1889668001

Category: Reference

Page: 92

View: 5947

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The Science of Secrecy

The Secret History of Codes and Codebreaking

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781841154350

Category: Ciphers

Page: 224

View: 7318

A TV tie-in edition of The Code Book filmed as a prime-time five-part Channel 4 series on the history of codes and code-breaking and presented by the author. This book, which accompanies the major Channel 4 series, brings to life the hidden history of codes and code breaking. Since the birth of writing, there has also been the need for secrecy. The story of codes is the story of the brilliant men and women who used mathematics, linguistics, machines, computers, gut instinct, logic and detective work to encrypt and break these secrect messages and the effect their work has had on history.
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Code Breaking

A History and Explanation

Author: Rudolph Kippenhahn

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781468300741

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 5983

Discusses concepts and terminologies, looks at the history of cryptography, and examines contemporary techniques and privacy issues.
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Codes and Codebreaking

Author: Andrew Langley

Publisher: Smart Apple Media

ISBN: 9781599203577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 7501

Discusses how codes work and describes how they have been used throughout history to send secret information and how they have been broken.
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MacArthur's ULTRA

codebreaking and the war against Japan, 1942-1945

Author: Edward J. Drea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 296

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The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007378300

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 4852

The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography From the best-selling author of Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book is a history of man’s urge to uncover the secrets of codes, from Egyptian puzzles to modern day computer encryptions.
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Modern Cryptanalysis

Techniques for Advanced Code Breaking

Author: Christopher Swenson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118428625

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 7891

As an instructor at the University of Tulsa, Christopher Swenson could find no relevant text for teaching modern cryptanalysis?so he wrote his own. This is the first book that brings the study of cryptanalysis into the 21st century. Swenson provides a foundation in traditional cryptanalysis, examines ciphers based on number theory, explores block ciphers, and teaches the basis of all modern cryptanalysis: linear and differential cryptanalysis. This time-honored weapon of warfare has become a key piece of artillery in the battle for information security.
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The Code-Breaking Challenge

The Most Devious Puzzles in History

Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780670029358

Category: Ciphers

Page: 192

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The Code-Breaking Challenge contains more than 100 codes to crack and ciphers to solve. Puzzles of all difficulty levels are featured, from simple substitution ciphers to devilishly difficult double-coded codes. Don't worry though - clues and solutions are on hand! Codes and ciphers have been used to keep secrets for thousands of years and have had a surge in popularity recently, thanks to The Da Vinci Code. This book is your chance to join in and take The Code-Breaking Challenge . Even the simplest codes can disguise data effectively - just because a code is simple does not make it easy to crack. So, if you have perseverance, sharp wits, and a degree of cunning you will triumph over every obstacle placed before you on your way through. This book features a wide variety of codes devised by all sorts of people, from Julius Caesar to the Rosicrucians (an ancient secret society). It is a unique collection of fascinating codes that will give you many hours of fun and intellectual stimulation.
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Secret Messages

Codebreaking and American Diplomacy, 1930-1945

Author: David J. Alvarez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 8062

To defeat your enemies you must know them well. In wartime, however, enemy codemakers make that task much more difficult. If you cannot break their codes and read their messages, you may discover too late the enemy's intentions. That's why codebreakers were considered such a crucial weapon during World War II. In Secret Messages, David Alvarez provides the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of decoded radio messages (signals intelligence) upon American foreign policy and strategy from 1930 to 1945. He presents the most complete account to date of the U.S. Army's top-secret Signal Intelligence Service (SIS): its creation, its struggles, its rapid wartime growth, and its contributions to the war effort. Alvarez reveals the inner workings of the SIS (precursor of today's NSA) and the codebreaking process and explains how SIS intercepted, deciphered, and analyzed encoded messages. From its headquarters at Arlington Hall outside Washington, D.C., SIS grew from a staff of four novice codebreakers to more than 10,000 people stationed around the globe, secretly monitoring the communications of not only the Axis powers but dozens of other governments as well and producing a flood of intelligence. Some of the SIS programs were so clandestine that even the White House—unaware of the agency's existence until 1937—was kept uninformed of them, such as the 1943 creation of a super-secret program to break Soviet codes and ciphers. In addition, Alvarez brings to light such previously classified operations as the interception of Vatican communications and a comprehensive program to decrypt the communications of our wartime allies. He also dispels many of the myths about the SIS's influence on American foreign policy, showing that the impact of special intelligence in the diplomatic sphere was limited by the indifference of the White House, constraints within the program itself, and rivalries with other agencies (like the FBI). Drawing upon military and intelligence archives, interviews with retired and active cryptanalysts, and over a million pages of cryptologic documents declassified in 1996, Alvarez illuminates this dark corner of intelligence history and expands our understanding of its role in and contributions to the American effort in World War II.
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The Code Book

The Secret History of Codes and Codebreaking

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: Fourth Estate (GB)

ISBN: 9781857028898

Category: Ciphers

Page: 402

View: 492

It's known as the science of secrecy: cryptography, the encoding and decoding of private information. Singh follows the evolution of secret writing with a clarity that lets the reader enjoy the captivating story while easily absorbing the details of cryptography.
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