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Code breaking seems be a challenge for many people, but not others.
Encrypted messages have been around since the beginning of time.
For example, through World War 1 and World War 2 the German military used
a cipher machine called, Enigma. The efforts by the allied forces to break
the cipher machine were immense. The Enigma messages were eventually broken.
Today, code breaking still lives on, especially in cyberspace.
DES, AES, Blowfish...are just a few examples of today's encryption schemes.
Hackers have access to many free tools e.g., John the Ripper
These free tools can break modern encryption schemes in minutes.
Below is an example of a ciphered message.
The message reads:
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed”
This is a MD5 hash. Read more about breaking the md5
In conclusion, online communication (e.g., e-commerce) is not secure as many people think.
It is up to the online user to take proper measures to protect him or herself.
Creating your own unbreakable encryption application is one idea.
Python has a cryptography package which can help "roll your own" encryption scheme, also.
Their are plenty of tools that can make your communication channels more secure--for sure.
See my other cipher app here .
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