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Encryption & VPNs

Featuring 106 Papers as of April 24, 2018

  • History of Encryption by Melis Jackob - August 8, 2001 

    This paper shows that the field of Cryptography has evolved tremendously since the Assyrian and Egyptian time, and as the technology progresses, it will be easier to cultivate the power of distributed processing and break the different encryption algorithms such DES or triple DES.

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