[cryptome] Popular Deification of Transmission- and Crypto-Security

  • From: John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cypherpunks@xxxxxxxxxx,cryptography@xxxxxxxxxxxxx,cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:55:16 -0400

NSA Technical Journal published in October 1959 an article
titled "The Borders of Cryptology."

http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/tech_journals/borders_cryptology.pdf

A chart shows three main topics with subdivisions of each:

Electronic Warfare
Cryptology
SIGINT

http://cryptome.org/cryptology-borders.jpg

Among 16 subdivisions only two are popularly deified today and
whose all-too-human and vain weaknesses and vulnerabilities are
hotly discussed here and elsewhere:

Transmission Security
Crypto-Security

Knowledge of the other 14 could prove useful to compensate for
the faults of the twin deities, now revealed to be not so hot conjoined.
And perhaps overcome the icey ignorance of other less glorified
means and methods used to profanely prop-up the pedestals.



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