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The Code Book
on CD-ROM

The secret history of codes and code breaking
 


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Please note that The Code Book on CD-ROM is 16-bit software, which means that in order to run it under Windows 7, Microsoft Virtual PC is required.

“It’s a fascinating CD-ROM and I can see how one could get obsessed with the subject!” Sir Arthur C. Clarke

“I am one of the teachers of a Cryptography and Computer Security course in a Grade on Informatics Engineering. We have been using The Code Book on CD-ROM for some of our cryptography sessions for some years and we think the material is amazing and we have seen that the motivation created in the students and their learning is great, thanks to the extraordinary quality of the cd-rom. It is really amazing and the impact on students is awesome.” 
Ana Isabel González-Tablas Ferreres, Associate Professor, University Carlos III de Madrid

“I enjoyed your Code Book CD-ROM, as did my little girl, it was exceptionally well done.”
Angus McLellan

“I have been using The Code Book on CD-ROM for 7 or 8 years.
Thanks again for a great bit of software.”               Ian MacAndie - Maths Teacher

The Code Book by Simon Singh
The Code Book on CD-ROM by Simon Singh and Nicholas Mee
The Code Book on CD-ROM by Simon Singh and Nicholas Mee The Code Book on CD-ROM by Simon Singh and Nicholas Mee

The Code Book on CD-ROM is an interactive version of Simon Singh's best-selling book The Code Book. It includes a wealth of material including video clips from Simon Singh's channel 4 television series 'The Science of Secrecy' plus other clips filmed specifically for the CD-ROM. Text from the book is presented in easily digested chunks that are illustrated with video clips, computer generated animations and interactive tools and demonstrations. The interactive tools enable messages to be encrypted using all the ciphers discussed in the book.

Most impressive of all is the full Enigma Machine emulator. Other tools assist with the cracking of encrypted messages using techniques such as frequency analysis. There are also numerous puzzles and encrypted messages to be cracked. The  CD-ROM presents a fascinating subject in a very hands-on format, so that anyone can try out the encryption and cracking methods described in the text, but with the computer doing any tedious analysis that might be necessary. The CD-ROM makes full use of the potential of multimedia to communicate technical ideas.

The contents list of the CD-ROM

Welcome Page
Introduction Page
Index
Highlights
The Code Book
Book Reviews
Simon Singh
Teachers Section
Junior Codebreakers
Code Competition
Crypto Corner and Links
How to obtain further CD-ROMs
Made by Virtual Image
Bletchley Park
Feedback and Newsletter
Main Menu

Mechanisation of Secrecy
(1900 - 1945)

World War I
Codes
The Zimmermann Telegram
Cracking Zimmermann
The Weakness of Codes
ADFGVX Cipher
Building Enigma
Meet the Machine
Basic Principle
Three Rotor Machine
Reflector
Plugboard
Complete Overview of Enigma
Using the Enigma
Who Used Enigma?
What is the Key?
How Many Keys?
Agreeing a Key
Enigma Emulator
Enigma Emulator Info
How to Select a Key
Cracking the Enigma
Polish Codebreakers
Bletchley Park
Cribs
Turing's Bombe
Bombe Demo
Flaws in the Enigma
By Hook or by Crook
Enigma's Impact on World War II
Secret Success
Other World War II Ciphers
Codetalkers

The Birth of Cryptography (2000 BC to 1600 AD)
Transposition
The Railfence Cipher
Latin Square
Scytale
Substitution
Caesar Shift Cipher
How to make a Caesar Wheel
Kama-Sutra Cipher
Pigpen Cipher
Pigpen Gravestone
Atbash Cipher
Affine Cipher
Affine Cipher Tool
General Monoalphabetic Cipher
Cracking the Substitution Cipher
Invention in Baghdad
How Frequency Analysis Works
Finer Points
Frequency Analysis Tool
Frequency Analysis Puzzle
Statistics

The Age of the Internet
(1945 - 2000)

Computer Cryptography
Substitution
Transposition
Data Encryption Standard
How DES Works
Other Modern Ciphers
Key Distribution Problem
Alice, Bob and Eve
God Rewards Fools
Apparent Solution
Padlocks commute, but ...
Public Key Cryptography
Asymmetric Cipher
Alice and Bob Explain
Mathematical Padlock
Rivest, Shamir and Adelman
Modular Arithmetic
A One-way Function
Broad Argument
RSA Algorithm
How do you calculate d?
RSA Encryption Tool
Prime Number Questions
Eratosthenes Sieve
RSA in Practice
Is RSA Secure?
Not Just Secrets
The Secret History
James Ellis and Clifford Cocks
Malcolm Williamson
25 Year Secret

The Birth of Cryptography (2000 BC to 1600 AD)
continued

Key Secrets
Number of Keys for Various Ciphers
Kerckhoffs' Principle
The Tragedy of Mary Queen of Scots
The Babington Plot
Cracking the Babington Cipher
The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

Future of Cryptography
(2000 - 2100)

Politics of Encryption
Pro Encryption
Anti Encryption
Steganography
Modern Steganography
Quantum Cryptography
One Time Pad
Polarisation of Light
Quantum Crypto Protocol
The End?

The Code Book on CD-ROM by Simon Singh and Nicholas Mee
The Code Book on CD-ROM by Simon Singh and Nicholas Mee

The Uncrackable Code
(1600 - 1900)

Vigenère Cipher
Swapping Cipher Alphabets
The Vigenère Square
How Vigenère Works
The Vigenère Tool
Why is Vigenère so strong?
Alternative Ciphers
Digraph Substitution
Oldest Digraph Cipher
Playfair Cipher
Homophonic Ciphers
Book Ciphers
The Beale Ciphers
Encryption for the Masses
Morse Code
Dancing Men Cipher
Agony Columns
Pinprick Cipher
Cracking the Vigenère Cipher
Charles Babbage
Babbage's Computers
Babbage the Codebreaker
The Cracking Principle
A Cracking Example
Vigenère Cracking Tool
Forgotten Genius

The Code Book on CD-ROM by Simon Singh and Nicholas Mee
The Code Book on CD-ROM by Simon Singh and Nicholas Mee


      Buy The Code Book on CD-ROM for just £8.47 + VAT
      (Click the orange ‘Buy Now’ button.)
       

Please note that The Code Book on CD-ROM is 16-bit software, which means that in order to run it under Windows 7, Microsoft Virtual PC is required.

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08 October 2013