Monday, November 16, 2020

Tiny Book of Simple Cryptography

I've been playing with simple cryptography. Mostly stuff that was solid before computers. Just for fun mostly but some of it may make for interesting projects for students. I've written a little bit about the things I have been playing with.

This is not a big book and it is intended more to spark interest and not to be a real reference book. There are footnotes linking to Wikipedia articles that would be a good next step for learning more.

I have a couple of substitution ciphers and a couple of  transposition ciphers. Added some Steganography

Comments and gentle criticism welcome. I have coded solutions in C# that are ok. Some of them even have comments.

Updated 5 March 2021 to include a brief chapter on the PigPen Cipher. Also some minor edits in other sections.

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