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Those Meddling Kids!

Er, I'm not exactly sure why the NSA has a kids page, but they do.
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I actually tried to join when I was in college. They didn't have the cool characters back then, though. Decipher Dog rocks so hard!
Non Sequitor
I keep meaning to ask you, what are your mood icons exactly?
Re: Non Sequitor
Assuming a Pacific Northwest locale, I'm assuming that they are slugs.

Colorful, moody, slugs.
Cryptology is making and breaking codes. It's so cool. We make codes so we can send secret messages to our friends. And we try to figure out what other people are writing about by breaking their codes. It's a lot of fun.

I somehow think if kids (or anyone else for that matter) started breaking the NSA's codes they wouldn't still be saying it was cool. >:) It's quite an entertaining site though.

When I read the hitory there, they skipped a very successful crypt from greek times,
The rod and strip. Take a strip of cloth or parchment and wrap it around a rod of a specified thickness, write your message across the wraps, unwrap and fill in the rest with random letters and send it off. The receiver wraps it around another rod of the same thickness and can read the plain text.

Then, the section about the Enigma and the 'bomb' project...
I never even heard about that 'Bomb' stuff before. I thought it was Blechley Park(England) and their Project Ultra, together which did the work. That, and the English capturing that German sub and retrieveing a complete Enigma and codebooks... (They're probably trying to bury that story so that it doesn't interfere with that HollyBooring movie where the US Navy gets the credit)

Anyway, why does the National Society of Accountants have a webside about cryptogarphy?
Do a google. 'Them there are poplar letters' :-)