The history of encryption


Sensitive data has always been a challenge to deliver securely. Even in the days of the Spartans, military commanders would use ingenious encryption techniques to communicate with each other across distances.

Today, we have an ongoing battle for data security that pits the brilliant minds of encryption experts with the equally-brilliant hackers trying to get into this database or capture that bit of data. A ton of resources are used on both sides to get the upper hand in the various virtual wars.

As this infographic from details, even governments are involved. Special thanks for the hat tip from Seattle Chevrolet; thankfully they sent it to us unencrypted. Click to enlarge.


By Connor Livingston

+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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