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The Code Book

June 14, 2003

A few months ago, I got gifted The Code Book by Simon Singh.

The book is excellent. It starts from very ancient forms of encryption and moves to current and even future encryption systems.

I’ve personally read it in Italian, but I’ve found it very easy to read and understand.

The book analyzes how the various encryption systems work, their security level and how they got defeated.

I think it’s fascinating how many of the more recent systems got violated due to the humans involved in it. It seems like modern encryption systems are more secure than humans, so it’s easier to compromise the humans involved in the process than the system itself.