Saturday, November 03, 2007

Site Review: Elonka Dunin

Elonka Dunin is an American writer, cryptographer and game developer. She's a busy lady and was even invited to speak at FBI and NSA meetings, and at CIA headquarters regarding steganography and Al-Qaeda codes. In 2003, she organized a team that cracked the Cyrillic Projector, a sculpture by James Sanborn, containing an encrypted text. Another work of Sanborn is the Kryptos sculpture on the grounds of the CIA in Langley. Elonka co-founded the Yahoo Kryptos Group about the breaking of Kryptos.

On her website you can find a most interesting page on the efforts on breaking Kryptos and her famous list of unsolved codes and ciphers. Still plenty of ciphers to be solved, so if you have the time, go ahead. She also published The Mammoth Book of Secret Code Puzzles. You can also find the transcript of the cracked Cyrillic Projector code on her site. If you're interested in cryptology and other mysterious stuff, I can recommend her weblog on

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