# Alan Turing Cryptography Competition

Alan Turing Cryptography Competition Manchester University are running their 5th Alan Turing Cryptography Competition this January. It’s aimed at secondary and post 16 students. If you are in the UK […]

Alan Turing Cryptography Competition Manchester University are running their 5th Alan Turing Cryptography Competition this January. It’s aimed at secondary and post 16 students. If you are in the UK […]

Crack the Beale Papers and find a $65 Million buried treasure? The story of a priceless buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels (worth around $65 million in today’s money) […]

Code Crackers, can You Find the Hidden Message? The picture above looks like a normal picture of Albert Einstein – one of the world’s greatest ever mathematicians. However, it’s concealing […]

The one time pad is a very secure way of encoding messages – so secure in fact that it is unbreakable as long as the agents using it don’t make […]

Cracking Codes Lesson 1 Introduction: 5 minutes – Use a Morse Code Generator to play some (very slowed down) messages for students to decode. Discuss why this is was a good […]

Crypto Analysis to Crack Vigenere Ciphers (This post assumes some familiarity with both Vigenere and Ceasar Shift Ciphers. You can do some background reading on them here first). We can […]

This is inspired from the great site, Practical Cryptography which is a really good resource for code making and code breaking. One of their articles is about how we can […]

Elliptical Curve Cryptography This post builds on some of the ideas in the previous post on elliptical curves. The excellent Numberphile video above expands on some of the ideas below. […]

ISBN codes are used on all books published worldwide. It’s a very powerful and useful code, because it has been designed so that if you enter the wrong ISBN code […]

The Drake Equation was intended by astronomer Frank Drake to spark a dialogue about the odds of intelligent life on other planets. He was one of the founding members of […]