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."
The aim of science is to seek the simplest explanations of complex
facts. Seek simplicity and distrust it.