The practice of cryptography is as old as human civilization. As long as there have been people, there have been codes and ciphers. Possibly the first known use of cryptography, dating back to ancient times, was by Julius Caesar in his private correspondence with his generals. Caesar used a simple substitution cipher in which letters were… Read More »
What is the Advanced Encryption Standard and Why Should we Care?
File Encryptor uses AES (short for Advanced Encryption Standard). Why? It is the most widely used encryption algorithm for online data transactions. Advanced Encryption Standard: What is it and How Does it Work? The AES is an encryption standard that has been used since 2001. It is a symmetric-key encryption standard adopted by the U.S. government…. Read More »
Encryption as the base for cryptocurrencies
Encryption in cryptocurrencies is a complete protocol for achieving financial privacy on a public ledger. It allows digital currency users to send and receive bitcoins without needing to reveal their identity or other private information. Let’s take bitcoin as an example. Encryption is a very important part of the protocol because it enables the following: Users… Read More »
Breaking the Enigma cipher
The practice of cryptography is as old as human civilization. As long as there have been people, there have been codes and ciphers. In more recent times, cryptography was used to send messages from the United States Army Intelligence Service about the progress of World War I. In 1918, a new machine called Enigma was patented… Read More »
Why encrypt data?
Why encrypt data? The short answer is that data encryption protects your data from being seen. Encrypting data is one way to protect data from unauthorized access. The long answer is that it takes a Passsword or Passphrase to decrypt the data, and the Passphrase has many different levels of complexity. Some of the most popular… Read More »
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