Break the Code

Author: Bud Johnson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486291468
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Simply and clearly written book, filled with cartoons and easy-to-follow instructions, tells youngsters 8 and up how to break 6 different types of coded messages. Examples and solutions.

Codes Ciphers and Secret Writing

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486320311
Release Date: 2013-04-10
Genre: Games & Activities

Cipher and decipher codes: transposition and polyalphabetical ciphers, famous codes, typewriter and telephone codes, codes that use playing cards, knots, and swizzle sticks . . . even invisible writing and sending messages through space. 45 diagrams.

Worldwide Secret Code Puzzles for Kids

Author: Tony J. Tallarico
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486798714
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Dozens of intriguing puzzles pose and answer interesting questions based on world history, geography, popular culture, and many other subjects. Alphabet and number codes, picture puzzles, and more, suitable for ages 8–11. Solutions.

Mysterious Messages A History of Codes and Ciphers

Author: Gary Blackwood
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101151013
Release Date: 2009-10-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

History?s amazing secrets and codes?and how to crack them yourself. This fascinating look at history?s most mysterious messages is packed with puzzles to decode and ciphers that kids can use themselves. Here are the encrypted notes of Spartan warriors, the brilliant code-crackers of Elizabeth I, secret messages of the American Revolution, spy books of the Civil War, the famous Enigma Machine, and the Navajo code talkers. As computers change the way we communicate, codes today are more intriguing than ever. From invisible ink to the CIA, this exciting trip through history is a hands-on, interactive experience? so get cracking!

Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies

Author: Denise Sutherland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118068475
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Genre: Games

The fast and easy way to crack codes and cryptograms Did you love Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol? Are you fascinated by secret codes and deciphering lost history? Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies shows you how to think like a symbologist to uncover mysteries and history by solving cryptograms and cracking codes that relate to Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, the Illuminati, and other secret societies and conspiracy theories. You'll get easy-to-follow instructions for solving everything from the simplest puzzles to fiendishly difficult ciphers using secret codes and lost symbols. Over 350 handcrafted cryptograms and ciphers of varying types Tips and tricks for cracking even the toughest code Sutherland is a syndicated puzzle author; Koltko-Rivera is an expert on the major symbols and ceremonies of Freemasonry With the helpful information in this friendly guide, you'll be unveiling mysteries and shedding light on history in no time!

CLUE Code Breaking Puzzles

Author: Helene Hovanec
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402753608
Release Date: 2008-10-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents puzzles based on the characters, weapons, and rooms found in the board game "Clue," involving hidden codes, number and symbolic codes, and alphabetic circles.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Author: Eric Cole
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471444497
Release Date: 2003-04-25
Genre: Computers

Explains exactly what steganography is–hiding a message inside an innocuous picture or music file–and how it has become a popular tool for secretly sending and receiving messages for both the good guys and the bad guys First book to describe international terrorists′ cybersecurity tool of choice in an accessible language Author is a top security consultant for the CIA and provides gripping stories that show how steganography works Appendix provides tools to help people detect and counteract stenanography

Cryptography For Dummies

Author: Chey Cobb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764568310
Release Date: 2004-01-30
Genre: Computers

Cryptography is the most effective way to achieve data security and is essential to e-commerce activities such as online shopping, stock trading, and banking This invaluable introduction to the basics of encryption covers everything from the terminology used in the field to specific technologies to the pros and cons of different implementations Discusses specific technologies that incorporate cryptography in their design, such as authentication methods, wireless encryption, e-commerce, and smart cards Based entirely on real-world issues and situations, the material provides instructions for already available technologies that readers can put to work immediately Expert author Chey Cobb is retired from the NRO, where she held a Top Secret security clearance, instructed employees of the CIA and NSA on computer security and helped develop the computer security policies used by all U.S. intelligence agencies

Secret Codes and Number Games

Author: Dev Gualtieri
ISBN: 1942459017
Release Date: 2014-12-20
Genre: Coding theory

Children enjoy making and sending secret messages. Secret message making, called cryptography, has become much more interesting with the advent of computers and the Internet. It's interesting to learn the basics and understand what's happening "under the hood" of cryptographic applications.This book has a spectrum of content that's interesting to children of all ages. It gives instructions on how to encode messages in a variety of simple and complex ways. Children can create messages using traditional ciphers, some used for thousands of years. Messages can be coded through conventional techniques, such as Morse Code, semaphores, and Braille, but messages can be encoded also as music, pigs and flowers.Advanced cryptography uses a lot of mathematics, but this book shields the younger readers from most of the math. However, a few interesting number games are included, and ways to create art from words and phrases.

Codes and Ciphers

Author: R. F. Churchhouse
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521008905
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

This book describes and analyses many cipher systems ranging from the earliest and most elementary to the most recent and sophisticated(RSA and DES).

Making Breaking Codes

Author: Paul B. Garrett
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0130303690
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

This unique book explains the basic issues of classical and modern cryptography, and provides a self contained essential mathematical background in number theory, abstract algebra, and probability—with surveys of relevant parts of complexity theory and other things. A user-friendly, down-to-earth tone presents concretely motivated introductions to these topics.More detailed chapter topics include simple ciphers; applying ideas from probability; substitutions, transpositions, permutations; modern symmetric ciphers; the integers; prime numbers; powers and roots modulo primes; powers and roots for composite moduli; weakly multiplicative functions; quadratic symbols, quadratic reciprocity; pseudoprimes; groups; sketches of protocols; rings, fields, polynomials; cyclotomic polynomials, primitive roots; pseudo-random number generators; proofs concerning pseudoprimality; factorization attacks finite fields; and elliptic curves. For personnel in computer security, system administration, and information systems.


Author: Helen F. Gaines
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486800592
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Games & Activities

Thorough, systematic introduction to serious cryptography, especially strong in modern forms of cipher solution used by experts. Simple and advanced methods. 166 specimens to solve — with solutions.

Codes and Ciphers

Author: Adrian Gilbert
Publisher: Qed Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1595665943
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Discusses the difference between codes and ciphers, common codes and ciphers that have been used during wars, and how to create simple ciphers"--Provided by publisher.

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Dancing Men

Publisher: Graphic Universe
ISBN: 9780761361886
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Retold in graphic novel form, Sherlock Holmes investigates the appearance of some strange drawings. Includes a section explaining Holmes's reasoning and the clues he used to solve the mystery.