William and Elizebeth Friedman, two of history’s greatest codebreakers, published a book dubunking the idea of hidden codes in the works of Shakespeare. However, the book itself contains a code. Can you find it?
In July 1918 a British officer, who was imprisoned in Turkey, sent a letter to a girl in London. This letter contains a hidden message. Can somebody help me to find out what kind of code was used?
Blog reader Martin Lohner has created a piece of music that hides a message. Can you find it?
Fascinating stories about hidden messages in texts, pictures and other objects – this is what my new book “Versteckte Botschaften” is about. Here are some of the highlights of this work.
Daniel Kammen, energy advisor of US president Donald Trump, has hidden an acrostic in his letter of resignation. He’s not the first one to do so.
My blog post about acrostics (especially about one in a letter of resignation from a presidential advisory committee) has been quite popular among my readers. Here are a few more acrostics.
Acrostics are a data hiding technique that has been in use for centuries. The latest example is contained in a letter of resignation written by a US committee last week.
Crypto history expert Prof. Gerhard Strasser once wanted to test if a musical cryptogram from the 17th century really sounded like music. Here’s the result.
A German memorial coin minted in 2011 bears a hidden code. Maybe my readers can help me to find out more about it.
Earlier this year I blogged about Printer Identification Codes, which are one of the IT world’s best-kept secrets. As it seems, a US secret service has now used this technology to track down a whistleblower.