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Information Entropy

Shannon believed information entropy was a vital subject in information theory. His landmark paper included an entire section entitled “Choice, Uncertainty and Entropy” that rigorously explored this topic. Here we’ll cover just enough about information entropy for you to move forward in your study of cryptography. Entropy has a different …

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What is Cryptography?


Throughout history, cryptography has been used to confidentially complete messages to various recipients. This has been specifically beneficial in times of war. Up until World War II, with the use of the German enciphering machine Enigma, communications that have been encrypted were text-based. With the advent of modern computing, cryptography …

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