Caesar was the first code writer in history when his foot messengers started getting ambushed and his secret communiqués stolen, he devised a rudimentary(though still genius) way to encrypt his directives. He rearranged the text of his messages such that the correspondence looked senseless. Of course, it was not. Each message had a letter count that was a perfect square-sixteen, twenty five, hundred, depending on how much Caesar needed to say. He secretly informed his messengers that when a random message arrived, they should transcribe the text into a square grid. If they did, and read top to bottom, a secret message would magically appear.
Over time Caesar’s concept of rearranging text was adopted by others who modified it to make it more difficult to break. The pinnacle of non-computer based encryption came during World War II. The Nazis built a baffling encryption machine named Enigma. The device resembled an old fashioned typewriter with brass interlocking rotors that revolved in intricate ways and shuffled cleartexts into confounding arrays of seemingly senseless character groupings. Only by having another Enigma machine calibrated the exact same way, could the recipient break the code.
A CODE FROM THE BOOK
PFEE SESN RETM PFMA IRWE OOIG MEEN NRMA
ENET SHAS DCNS IIAA IEER BRNK FBLE LODI
Blocks of four- just like the Enigma
Four by 16=64
A perfect square
Eight rows of eight
P F E E S E S N
R E T M P F H A
I R W E O O I G
M E E N N R M A
E N E T S H A S
D C N S I I A A
I E E R B R N K
F B L E L O D I
Caesar’s box. Read the message up to down. That will give a message.
“Prime difference between elements responsible for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”
Prime= prime number
Elements= the ones in chemistry
…the common conception that the Nagasaki bomb was a plutonium bomb. In fact, the device employed uranium, like its sister in Hiroshima.
Nagasaki bomb did not use plutonium but rather an artificially manufactured neutron-saturated isotope of uranium 238.
Atomic mass of uranium is 135
U-235, U-238 and Plutonium…
Now it wont take a genius to guess the kill code.
Prime difference of elements…
A prime number.
Difference in mass of the two isotopes of uranium.
Aint that totally genius?
And simple, basically pure?
There is nothing like the digital fortress, no unbreakable code.
An unbreakable code is a mathematical impossibility.
The Bergofsky’s principle holds.
Okay now guys, break this code (of my creation- very easy!)
SDEL AANN YEMR BTLB TKOA
OUAH LOSE VSKN DDMU TRDE
IKFE YTAS RDNI OSJI NAIO
GNRP OTDN NSAG HIKI DDKT
NAET ECRI PODR AESA IFLP
decrypt the message
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