Cryptography has often been utilized in wartime, and critical victories (such as compared to the usa at the Battle of Midway in World War II) depended on effective analysis (codebreaking) for the German encryption method.
There are a couple of types of cryptographic systems–secret key and key that is public. A secret key–a specially chosen number–when combined with a set of mathematical operations, both “scrambles” and “unscrambles” hidden data in secret key systems. The important thing is provided among consenting users. In general public key systems, each user has two numeric keys–one public and another personal. Continue reading