The Deciphering Factor

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 09, 2013 11:29 pm PST

Over the last few months, you undoubtedly have heard a lot of crazy sounding stuff in the news, from National Security Agency (NSA) leaks from Snowden, cryptography, hackers, threats, vulnerabilities, and more.

I want to start by saying it doesn’t matter what political side of the fence you are on, the purpose of my column this week is just to put things into perspective, make you aware how it can potentially affect and impact you.

Not that terribly long ago, the best cryptography had to offer was the infamous ENIGMA Machine, an electro-mechanical rotor cipher machine invented by the German engineer Arthur Scherbius at the end of World War I, and used extensively by Nazi Germany during World War II.


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