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Updated on:
1/31/18

Schedule

We meet TTh, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm in Dickinson 212.

WEEK 2 History of Codes

    T 30 Jan. The Caesar

     

    Th 1 Feb. and So On

    • Read Singh, chapter 1.
    • Here are some paper tools for crypts. (From a book on how to crack old-school crypts with python)
    • Yardleygram! #1 (Check out Herbert O. Yardley stuff.)
    • Yardleygram! #2
    • Yardleygram! #3
    • If we have time, a simple substitution cipher (SY L NLX SR PYYACAO L YLWJ EISWI UPAR LULSXRJ ISR SXRJSXWJR, IA ESMM RWCTJSXSZA SJ WMPRAMH, LXO TXMARR JIA AQSOAXWA SR PQACEIAMNSXU, IA ESMM CAYTRA JP FAMSAQA SJ. SY, PX JIA PJIAC ILXO, IA SR PYYACAO RPNAJISXU EISWI LYYPCOR L CALRPX YPC LWJSXU SX LWWPCOLXWA JP ISR SXRJSXWJR, IA ESMM LWWABJ SJ AQAX PX JIA RMSUIJARJ AQSOAXWA. JIA PCSUSX PY NHJIR SR AGBMLSXAO SX JISR ELH. -FACJCLXO CTRRAMM)

    If you want to start early on learning the python programming language, here are some great tutorials.

    If you want to try your hand at hacking, here's a site to try.


Challenge: Nihilist (Gaines, p. 24, #17). You can use my UNIX strips program.

Mentioned by Gaines: Col. Parker Hitt, Manual for the Solution of Military Ciphers is here.

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