[Cryptography] Primary Sources for "The Woman Who Smashed Codes" on Elizabeth Friedman

Neuhaus Stephan (neut) neut at zhaw.ch
Tue Nov 21 04:25:17 EST 2017

Minor nitpick: I think her name is Elizebeth (with an e), not Elizabeth (with an a).


“[I]n the 19th C.[,] telegraphers […] copied Morse-coded messages. Although they transcribed them, they never really processed them.” Students still do this today — Peter Gutmann on the cryptography mailing list

On 2017-10-18 05:23, "cryptography on behalf of Jon Callas" <cryptography-bounces+neut=zhaw.ch at metzdowd.com on behalf of jon at callas.org> wrote:

> On Oct 17, 2017, at 2:30 PM, John Young <jya at pipeline.com> wrote:
> Jason Fagone, author "The Woman Who Smashed Codes," on Elizabeth Friedman, has begun posting primary source documents:
> http://archive.org/details/@jason_fagone
> An interview of Fagone in the NY Times, October 15, 2017:
> <https://t.co/1J4WdiqkGp>nytimes.com/2017/10/15/books/tell-us-5-things-woman-who-smashed-codes-jason-fagone.html
> The book:
> https://www.amazon.com/Woman-Who-Smashed-Codes-Outwitted/dp/0062430483
> https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062430489/the-woman-who-smashed-codes 

I got both the dead tree edition and the audiobook; I've been listening to the audiobook on my commute and am about 2/3 the way through it. 

It's a fantastic book, a fantastic story, and everyone who's interested in the history of crypto should read or listen to it.


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