Sha Jvgu Pelcgb! Crypto or Cthulhu?

""Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn." Occult horror readers will recognize the phrase from H.P. Lovecraft's 1926 classic, The Call of Cthulhu. However, outside of that small circle, it seems like pure gibberish. Similarly, looking at a message that has been encrypted calls to mind those same eldritch horrors, chanting in their secret watery caves … Continue reading Sha Jvgu Pelcgb! Crypto or Cthulhu?

An Introduction to Cryptography

Introduction With a username like CryptoKait, I figure it’s about time that I write my own “Introduction to Cryptography Guide.” Well, that and Iowa State University’s Women’s Alliance for Cybersecurity student organization invited me to guest lecture this tonight so I should probably attempt to provide some sort of supplemental materials. Maybe. If I can … Continue reading An Introduction to Cryptography