Codes and Ciphers

May 22nd, 2016

Secret messages

May 22nd, 2016

Inside the hidden world of codes.

The obsessive amateur code-breakers hoping to crack the Zodiac killer’s cipher

May 22nd, 2016

Nearly four decades ago, the Zodiac Killer terrorized the Bay Area, taunting newspaper readers with coded clues to his identity. Online codebreakers are still battling his final puzzle.

The strange and twisting case of r/A858, Reddit’s indecipherable Stonehenge

May 22nd, 2016

Five years ago, cryptic numbers began to appear in a little-trafficked subreddit. They seemed to be a code—one whose purpose, even today, remains a mystery.

The literature professor who helped convict the Unabomber

May 22nd, 2016

Ted Kaczynski mailed bombs to people across America, then demanded newspapers publish his manifesto. They did, and that proved to be his undoing.

The fearless woman behind America’s cyber rapid-response team

May 22nd, 2016

Amid a torrent of cyberattacks and seemingly endless data breaches, the United States Computer Emergency …

The secret tricks doxers use against you

May 22nd, 2016

It’s time to lock down your privacy settings.

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