Reply to post: Re: How hard can it be?

Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?


Re: How hard can it be?

"Even Caesar understod a cipher."

Sort of, it wasn't exactly a good cipher. Good ciphers didn't really appear until 1467 with the Alberti cipher. The Enigma machine is just an automated implementation of an Alberti cipher.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019