Presentation: "Cracking the Cipher Challenge"
Monday 9:00 - 9:30, Conference Hall
In "The Code Book", a history of cryptography, the author Simon Singh
included ten encrypted messages with a prize of £10,000 for the first person
to decipher all of them. Thousands of amateur and professional codebreakers
took up the Cipher Challenge, but it took over a year before the messages
were cracked. Simon Singh will be talking about how he constructed the
Cipher Challenge and how the winners eventually cracked it. In particular,
he will be using the Cipher Challenge to give an introduction to the history
of cryptography and to demonstrate why encryption is more important today
than ever before.
Cracking the Cipher Challenge
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