Erstellt am: 31. 5. 2012 - 10:32 Uhr
Today's Webtip: Cryptography
Ever heard of cryptography? Encryption?
You use them every day, even if it's only in an indirect manner. As discussion of online security continues to find its way into more and more mainstream venues, it should soon become something you even begin to consider using directly.
But it might help to get an idea of what it is and how it works.
The Khan Academy now has a series of videos that does that very well. Anyone who has used the KA to get behind some math knows that those videos do a pretty good job of helping you wrestle with concepts and not just exercises, and this collection of short films throws up some nifty ideas that might even be of interest to more experienced individuals.
It's not going to help you get your email encrypted, but it will give you an entertaining historical overview.