# CRYPTOLOGY

Is anyone on the brilliant community interested in areas of cryptology?

Note by Rahul Nahata
6 years, 4 months ago

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Hey Rahul,

I'm sure some people around here are. I personally never developed a rigorous interest in cryptography, however when I was in highschool my favorite novel for awhile was Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon. It's a sprawling piece of historical fiction about codebreaking in WWII, and a fictional 1990's internet conspiracy. The plot is just too wild to neatly summarize and is sprinkled with a lot of technical detail on cryptography. It is a long book and very hard to put down(I remember reading it in like two all-nighters). Cryptonomicon is an extremely popular book in America. If anybody is interested in Crypotgraphy it is worth your time to check it out.

Staff - 6 years, 4 months ago

Thanks for the information Peter.. I just bought it online.. After reading it I may become interested in Cryptography.. :)

Rahul needs to wait till I finish reading.. ;)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :) If anyone else needs more convincing, the New York Times did a nice review of it 15 years ago.

Staff - 6 years, 4 months ago

- 6 years, 4 months ago

d owp Olu fei+

(and no, this is not spam, this is a relatively hard cipher, so see if you can decrypt it)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Am I correct that the spaces are also a part of the cipher?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Take the characters of the dvorak keyboard and shift them right by one. It should give: i am. Are you?

- 4 years, 3 months ago

Also,

Some of us are going to be taking Harvard's intro CS class and talking about it on Brilliant. I saw that cryptography is on the syllabus, so there will likely be people who want to talk about it with you.

Staff - 6 years, 4 months ago

The interest towards cryptography and cryptology sprung within me when I got introduced to Morse code, and when I tried to figure out the old English runes in one of my favorite books, The Hobbit!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

A good online game to learn cryptology a little bit : http://codebreakers.eu/ I enjoyed it a lot.... Worth playing!!!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Yes brother , I am interested

- 4 years, 3 months ago