[ExI] internet privacy
pharos at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 15:14:16 UTC 2014
On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 3:03 PM, William Flynn Wallace wrote:
> The Germans and the Japanese found out that you could not decode a language
> - namely Navaho.
> So why try to encrypt net traffic so that people can't read it? Any code
> can be broken by supercomputers, right?
> Then why not create a language and use that? I know there's probably a very
> simple answer to this, but this nontechie doesn't know it. Please forgive
> if this is a 'duh' question.
There were only very primitive code computers in WW2.
A supercomputer can decode a language easier than modern encrypted messages.
The other WW2 advantage was that the codetalkers were 'talkers'. It
wasn't a written language. Use was very restricted in the Europe WW2
because the Allies knew that the Germans were trying to learn Navaho.
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