How cryptography and cryptanalysis have shaped history

Here you will look at two instances in where cryptography and cryptanalysis changed the course of history.

Your task

Read the two linked articles in the See also section below, on the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Teapot Dome Scandal. Both were instances in history where cryptography and cryptanalysis changed the course of history.

Discuss these two cases with the other learners and see if you can find any other interesting cases from history.

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An Introduction to Cryptography

Coventry University