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Codes, Ciphers, & Codebreaking

v2.3.1 / TOC (13 chapters) / 01 nov 12 / greg goebel / public domain

* Codes, ciphers, and codebreaking have been around for millennia, with the survival of nations sometimes hanging on the security of codes and ciphers. With modern computer networking, they have become important in day-to-day life. This document provides a technical and historical introduction to codes, ciphers, and codebreaking.

Those who prefer a less detailed treatment of the subject may be interested in the brief A Codes & Ciphers Primer document.


[1.0] Introduction To Codes, Ciphers, & Codebreaking

[2.0] Refining The Art

[3.0] The Rise Of Field Ciphers

[4.0] Codes & Codebreakers In World War I

[5.0] The Mechanization of Ciphers

[6.0] US Codebreakers In The Shadow Of War

[7.0] US Codebreakers In World War II

[8.0] British Codebreakers In World War II

[9.0] Lorenz & Colossus

[10.0] Digital Ciphers & Public-Key Cryptography

[11.0] Contemporary Cryptology

[12.0] Frontiers In Cryptology

[13.0] The Cryptological Fringe


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