Cybersecurity Must Be Free
Full Title or Meme
The arts and sciences of Cryptography or secret writing depends on secrecy. Those with a secret to hide want to protect it. Those that can break Cryptography do not want their adversaries to know about that capability.
- As long as secret writing has existed, adversaries have tried to detect when it is used and to break the code and read the secret information.
- During the second World War, the Allies were able to read many of the German and Japanese encrypted messages. It was critical to the continued availability of this that the Allies not let their adversaries know about the capability because that would cause them to further strengthen their encoding methods and so close off the information. This information was not released until 1974.
- Frederick William Winterbotham, The Ultra Secret (1974-01-01) ISBN 978-0060146788