ScuttleMonkey from the things-to-do-when-you're-bored dept.
Random Hall writes "Dr. Kent Boklan, a former NSA employee and current Director of Security Research for Razorpoint Security Technologies, has described how he recently deciphered a message encrypted by Confederate Army General Edmund Kirby Smith on 14 September 1862."
Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists
stand on each other's toes.
-- Richard Hamming