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This vintage book contains Alexander D’Agapeyeff’s famous 1939 work, “Codes and Ciphers - A History of Cryptography”. Cryptography is the employment of codes and ciphers to protect secrets, and it has a long and interesting history.

Author: Alexander D'Agapeyeff

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473350915

Category: Computers

Page: 150

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This vintage book contains Alexander D?Agapeyeff?s famous 1939 work, ?Codes and Ciphers - A History of Cryptography?. Cryptography is the employment of codes and ciphers to protect secrets, and it has a long and interesting history. This fantastic volume offers a detailed history of cryptography from ancient times to modernity, written by the Russian-born English cryptographer, Alexander D'Agapeyeff. Contents include: ?The beginnings of Cryptography?, ?From the Middle Ages Onwards?, ?Signals, Signs, and Secret Languages?, ?Commercial Codes?, ?Military Codes and Ciphers?, ?Types of Codes and Ciphers?, ?Methods of Deciphering?, etcetera. Many antiquarian texts such as this, especially those dating back to the 1900s and before, are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
2016-08-26 By Alexander D'Agapeyeff

Moving on to the American Civil War, the book explains how the Union solved the Vigenère ciphers used by the Confederates, before investigating the development of cipher machines throughout World War I and II. This is then followed by an ...

Author: John F. Dooley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319904436

Category: Computers

Page: 303

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This accessible textbook presents a fascinating review of cryptography and cryptanalysis across history. The text relates the earliest use of the monoalphabetic cipher in the ancient world, the development of the “unbreakable” Vigenère cipher, and an account of how cryptology entered the arsenal of military intelligence during the American Revolutionary War. Moving on to the American Civil War, the book explains how the Union solved the Vigenère ciphers used by the Confederates, before investigating the development of cipher machines throughout World War I and II. This is then followed by an exploration of cryptology in the computer age, from public-key cryptography and web security, to criminal cyber-attacks and cyber-warfare. Looking to the future, the role of cryptography in the Internet of Things is also discussed, along with the potential impact of quantum computing. Topics and features: presents a history of cryptology from ancient Rome to the present day, with a focus on cryptology in the 20th and 21st centuries; reviews the different types of cryptographic algorithms used to create secret messages, and the various methods for breaking such secret messages; provides engaging examples throughout the book illustrating the use of cryptographic algorithms in different historical periods; describes the notable contributions to cryptology of Herbert Yardley, William and Elizebeth Smith Friedman, Lester Hill, Agnes Meyer Driscoll, and Claude Shannon; concludes with a review of tantalizing unsolved mysteries in cryptology, such as the Voynich Manuscript, the Beale Ciphers, and the Kryptos sculpture. This engaging work is ideal as both a primary text for courses on the history of cryptology, and as a supplementary text for advanced undergraduate courses on computer security. No prior background in mathematics is assumed, beyond what would be encountered in an introductory course on discrete mathematics.
2018-08-23 By John F. Dooley

Earlier, Fletcher Pratt, in Secret and Urgent: The Story of Codes and Ciphers (Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1939), surveyed the history of cryptology; however, the account, particularly for the first century of the American ...

Author: Ralph E. Weber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351316187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 623

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United States Diplomatic Codes and Ciphers, 1775-1938 is the first basic reference work on American diplomatic cryptography. Weber's research in national and private archives in the Americas and Europe has uncovered more than one hundred codes and ciphers. Beginning with the American Revolution, these secret systems masked confidential diplomatic correspondence and reports.During the period between 1775 and 1938, both codes and ciphers were employed. Ciphers were frequently used for American diplomatic and military correspondence during the American Revolution. At that time, a system was popular among American statesmen whereby a common book, such as a specific dictionary,was used by two correspondents who encoded each word in a message with three numbers. In this system, the first number indicated the page of the book, the second the line in the book, and the third the position of the plain text word on that line counting from the left. Codes provided the most common secret language basis for the entire nineteenth century.Ralph Weber describes in eight chapters the development of American cryptographic practice. The codes and ciphers published in the text and appendix will enable historians and others to read secret State Department dispatches before 1876, and explain code designs after that year.
2017-09-08 By Ralph E. Weber

This is the launch of an exciting new series that invites readers into a STEM topic through compelling historical anecdotes, scientific backup, and DIY projects.

Author: Ella Schwartz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781681199894

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Codes can carry big secrets! Throughout history, lots of good guys and lots of bad guys have used codes to keep their messages under wraps. This fun and flippable nonfiction features stories of hidden treasures, war-time maneuverings, and contemporary hacking as well as explaining the mechanics behind the codes in accessible and kid friendly forms. Sidebars call out activities that invite the reader to try their own hand at cracking and crafting their own secret messages. This is the launch of an exciting new series that invites readers into a STEM topic through compelling historical anecdotes, scientific backup, and DIY projects.
2019-03-26 By Ella Schwartz

D'Agapeyeff, Alexander. Codes and Ciphers: A History of Cryptography. N.p.: Hesperides Press, 2008. Dooley, John F. Codes, Ciphers, and Spies: Tales of Military Intelligence in World War I. New York, NY: Springer, 2016. Durrett, Deanne.

Author: Ann Byers

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508173106

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Readers examine eight codes and ciphers that could not be cracked. The ancient Phaistos Disc, circa 1700 BCE, the Voynich Manuscript with its strange illustrations from the fifteenth century, the location of the buried treasure of 1819 as described in the Beale Papers, Edward Elgar’s Dorabella Cipher of 1897, the Chaocipher of 1918, the D’Agapeyeff Challenge Cipher of 1939, the Zodiac Killer’s 408 Cipher from the late 1960s, and the Kryptos Monument ciphers of 1990 are all undeciphered today. These riddles have eluded the best cryptographers, but, with time, new tools, and a little luck, the eight codes will someday be cracked.
2016-12-15 By Ann Byers

An entertaining and wideranging collection of anecdotes about codes and ciphers. Kahn, David. The Codebreakers: The Story of Secret Writing. New York: Macmillan, 1967. The first comprehensive study of cryptology, and, though it's a ...

Author: Gary Blackwood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101151013

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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History?s amazing secrets and codes?and how to crack them yourself. This fascinating look at history?s most mysterious messages is packed with puzzles to decode and ciphers that kids can use themselves. Here are the encrypted notes of Spartan warriors, the brilliant code-crackers of Elizabeth I, secret messages of the American Revolution, spy books of the Civil War, the famous Enigma Machine, and the Navajo code talkers. As computers change the way we communicate, codes today are more intriguing than ever. From invisible ink to the CIA, this exciting trip through history is a hands-on, interactive experience? so get cracking!
2009-10-29 By Gary Blackwood

References Chapter 2 History of Cryptography from the 1800s Abstract When. d'Agapeyeff, A. (2016). Codes and ciphers-A history of cryptography. Read Books Ltd. Dooley, J. F. (2018). History of cryptography and cryptanalysis: Codes, ...

Author: William Easttom

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030631154

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 390

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This textbook is a practical yet in depth guide to cryptography and its principles and practices. The book places cryptography in real-world security situations using the hands-on information contained throughout the chapters. Prolific author Dr. Chuck Easttom lays out essential math skills and fully explains how to implement cryptographic algorithms in today's data protection landscape. Readers learn and test out how to use ciphers and hashes, generate random keys, handle VPN and Wi-Fi security, and encrypt VoIP, Email, and Web communications. The book also covers cryptanalysis, steganography, and cryptographic backdoors and includes a description of quantum computing and its impact on cryptography. This book is meant for those without a strong mathematics background _ only just enough math to understand the algorithms given. The book contains a slide presentation, questions and answers, and exercises throughout. Presents a comprehensive coverage of cryptography in an approachable format; Covers the basic math needed for cryptography _ number theory, discrete math, and algebra (abstract and linear); Includes a full suite of classroom materials including exercises, Q&A, and examples.
2020-12-19 By William Easttom

This edition surveys the entire history of codes through an eloquent narrative and an evocative range of illustrations, paying special attention to famous codes that have never been broken, such as the Beale Ciphers, the Voynich manuscript, ...

Author: Stephen Pincock

Publisher: Century

ISBN: 1905211546

Category: Ciphers

Page: 176

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This edition surveys the entire history of codes through an eloquent narrative and an evocative range of illustrations, paying special attention to famous codes that have never been broken, such as the Beale Ciphers, the Voynich manuscript, the Easter Island code, and many more.
2007 By Stephen Pincock

The intriguing tale of cryptography stretches all the way back into ancient times and has been evolving ever since.

Author: Susan Meyer

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508173052

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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The intriguing tale of cryptography stretches all the way back into ancient times and has been evolving ever since. From Julius Caesar to the modern cryptography of computers, readers will be enraptured by the stories and examples of how some of the greatest minds of history have figured out how to make and break codes. Engaging text includes samples of codes throughout the lively story of cryptography. Readers will quickly become absorbed by this fast-paced, code-cracking history chock-full of mystery and intrigue.
2016-12-15 By Susan Meyer

Burrows, Terry. Codes, Ciphers, and Cartography: Math Goes to War (STEM on the Battlefield). Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications, 2018. Byers, Ann. Uncracked Codes and Cyphers (Cryptography: Code Making and Code Breaking).

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508177012

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

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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.
2017-12-15 By Nigel Cawthorne