Archives for cryptography

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/16/09

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

During this last month of WERU’s 20th anniversary year, we’re digging a few old editions from the Electronic Cottage vault that seem to us to be just as relevant today as they were when they were first broadcast. In this edition originally broadcast in May of 2005, we take a look at cryptography, a method for encoding information so that only the intended recipient can understand it. In these days of pervasive hacking and government monitoring of communication, the topic is every bit as relevant now as then – and maybe more so.