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Is it Game Over for Codebreakers?

Sunday 1 April

Mark Frary, author of DeCipher: The Greatest Codes Ever Invented and How to Break Them, looks at what it means for a code or cipher to be impossible to crack and whether there is a future for secret services such as GCHQ. He'll explore codes that have remained uncracked, despite generations of professional and amateur codebreakers' attempts, and consider the rise of machine in cryptography, as well as the dawn of the computer age. Bringing the topic right up to date, Mark will examine the promise of quantum cryptography and Edward Snowden’s revelations on just what the spooks are up to.

Entry via Lothian Street

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