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  • n  the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms
  • n  act of writing in code or cipher

  • In '70s America virtually all information relating to cryptography was under the control of the National Security Agency.
  • In the '70s virtually all information relating to cryptography was under the control of the National Security Agency.
  • Until quite recently, cryptography -- the science of making and breaking secret codes -- was, well, secret.
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  • Linus Torvalds in ZDNet
    I think a lot of people may find that the GPLv3 'anti-DRM' measures aren't all that wonderful after all,Torvalds said in a posting Wednesday to the Linux kernel mailing list. "Digital signatures and cryptography aren't just 'bad DRM.' They...
  • Whitfield Diffie in ZDNet UK
    We have had remarkable success in cryptography,said Diffie at a forum session at the conference in San Francisco. "The security of cryptographic systems seems, as a practical matter, to have been resolved. On the other hand, internet...
  • Andrew Dickson White in EurekAlert (press release)
    If we could perform calculations for much larger numbers, then fundamental changes would be needed in cryptography,says White. "And there are paths to a fully scalable quantum computer."

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