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World Renowned Cryptographers and Cryptanalysts
This paper looks at the importance of cryptography during the world wars and looks at the contributions of different cryptographers.
# 110589 | 1,052 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that cryptography was a very important element in the results of both World War I and II. The writer points out that while it has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes, cryptography in its currently known forms was first developed during the 17th century. In tracing the work of a variety of cryptographers, this paper shows each contribution during the world wars, and looks at how each success is used as a platform for future achievements in the field. The writer maintains that the pioneering work of the men and women mentioned here is instrumental in the current political climate, where intelligence gathering on terrorism is vitally important.

Fermat and Euler
Herbert O. Yardley, Pioneer during World War I
Agnes Meyer Driscoll
Decoding the Enigma

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kovach, Karen. Frank B. Rowlett: The man who made "Magic". INSCOM Journal, Oct-Dec 1998, Vol. 21, No 4.
  • Ligett, Byron. Herbert O. Yardley: Code Breaker and Poker Player. Poker Player, 3 Oct 2005.
  • McNulty, Jenny. Cryptography. University of Montana, Department of Mathematical Sciences Newsletter, Spring 2007.
  • National Security Agency. Agnes Meyer Driscoll (1889-1971).
  • National Security Agency. How Mathematicians Helped Win WWII.

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