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Title:
Willard’s System
Author:
Niels O. Faurholt: Retired, DDIS Technical-Historical Collection, Denmark
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Year:
2018
Conference:
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Historical Cryptology HistoCrypt 2018
Issue:
149
Article no.:
023
Pages:
129-132
No. of pages:
4
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2018-06-13
ISBN:
978-91-7685-252-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Willard’s cryptosystem is an unusual system, designed by an otherwise unknown American around 1870. It was used for a short period of time by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The article describes the system. Furthermore the article mentions an interesting and lively period of Danish crypto activities 1873 – 1918.

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Historical Cryptology HistoCrypt 2018

Author:
Niels O. Faurholt
Title:
Willard’s System
References:

Buonafalce, Augusto, Niels Faurholt and Bjarne Toft. 2006. Julius Petersen - Danish Mathematician and Cryptologist. Cryptologia, Vol. 30: 353-360.

Faurholt, Niels. 2006. Alexis Køhl: A Danish Inventor of Cryptosystems. Cryptologia, Vol. 30: 23-29.

Johnsen, Erik, Morten Christensen, Ole Immanuel Franksen and Knud Nissen. 1994. Willard’s System. Matematiklærerforeningen DTU, Lyngby, DK.

Kasiski, Friedrich W. 1863. Die Geheimschriften und die Dechiffrier-Kunst. E.S.Mittler und Sohn, Berlin.

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Petersen, Julius. 1875. Nær og Fjern, 154:4-7. Periodical, Copenhagen, DK

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Historical Cryptology HistoCrypt 2018

Author:
Niels O. Faurholt
Title:
Willard’s System
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