Press Release 012/2013

Exhibition: Kryptologicum - Understanding Cryptography

IT Security Experts from KIT and ZKM Showing Historical Exhibits and Cryptographic
Eine der berühmtesten kryptographischen Maschinen ist die „Enigma“ aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg (Foto: Willi Geiselmann, KIT)
One of the most famous cryptography machines is the “Enigma” used during World War II. (Photo: Willi Geiselmann, KIT)

Encoding techniques have decided wars and have influenced various love affairs – today, they make online shopping possible. “Kryptologicum“, an exhibition initiated by KIT’s Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (KASTEL), wants to introduce visitors to the principles of cryptography (which is derived from the Greek words kryptos meaning “hidden” and graphein meaning ”to write“). The exhibition takes place from February 1 to February 3, 2013 at ZKM I Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe). Journalists are welcome to participate in the opening on Thursday, January 31, at 6.00 p.m. (please sign up using the form attached).



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iah, 22.01.2013

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