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Thursday, September 15 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
Klaus Schmeh - Forensic Codebreaking

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The purpose of this workshop is to give a hands-on introduction to forensic codebreaking – something that is usually not taught in public lessons. The lecturer will introduce the most important pencil-and-paper solving techniques along with links to free codebreaking software.

In the main part of the workshop, the attendees will have the chance to break authentic crime-related ciphertexts themselves. For this purpose, the lecturer will choose the most suitable messages from his large collection. Different difficulty levels, based on the participants’ skills, will be provided. Whenever necessary, the lecturer will assist and give hints. At the end of the session, detailed solution descriptions will be provided.

For this workshop, a laptop is helpful, but not required.

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Klaus Schmeh

Klaus Schmeh has published 19 books, 300 articles, 1,500 blog posts, and 30 research papers about encryption technology, which makes him the most-published cryptology author in the world. While most of his publications are in German, his 2020 book “Codebreaking: A Practical Guide... Read More →

Thursday September 15, 2022 11:00am - 12:50pm BST
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