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October 14th 2015 in safety and privacy on the Internet

Sure, it’s from the 1980’s, but gee it’s very interesting:

https://www.nsa.gov/about/_files/cryptologic_heritage/center_crypt_history/publications/learning_from_the_enemy_the_gunman_project.pdf


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