Practice of coding and decoding messages, and the related science.

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Is refusing to decrypt data for the police illegal in England and Wales?

I've been recently downloading PuTTY from the official page and I have noticed a message stating: LEGAL WARNING: Use of PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink is illegal in countries where encryption is ...
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Did the NSA pay RSA $10 million to make Dual_EC_DRBG the default in BSafe?

According to this article from Reuters Undisclosed until now was that RSA received $10 million in a deal that set the NSA formula as the preferred, or default, method for number generation in the ...
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Has it been mathematicaly determined that the Voynich Manuscript is not gibberish?

A post on the CthulhuTech forum makes the following claim about the Voynich Manuscript: Actually doing abit of digging and the view is very spilt those who feel its a cipher of some kind have ...
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Can diabetics with pumps be killed from a half mile away?

Black Hat: Lethal Hack and wireless attack on insulin pumps to kill people Like something straight out of science fiction, an attacker with a powerful antenna could be up to a half mile away ...
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The mystery of “Numbers Stations”

Source From NoiseAddicts: "Static. Faint voices. Seven slow, monotonous tones. A pause. Suddenly, you hear music–one of those wind-up songs played by a child’s toy. The melody repeats three ...
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Does the NSA build backdoors into encryption algorithms?

There was a lot of suspicion around the design of the Data Encryption Standard (DES) encryption algorithm, which is not used any more for its lack of security, regarding the NSA's involvement in its ...