In the race between cryptography and code-breaking if society does not give ‘human ingenuity’ room to flourish we will all be poorer for it.
The Riemann hypothesis, which provides important information about the distribution of prime numbers, was first publicised in 1859. Its solution carries a $1-million reward.
The department proposes some practices that effectively run counter to the philosophy of encryption – of data as well as devices.
The papers are didactic and meticulous, and provide great insight into how Turing explored the cryptographic problems he was confronted with