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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Cryptographic Elements in Windows Server 2003

In 9th grade science class, my good buddy Mark Roff and I would exchange secret notes. Our code used a system of numerical letter displacements based on pages from the Bantam paperback edition of Lord of the Rings. We included the page numbers in the notes spelled out in High Elvish runes with the certain knowledge that we were the only two kids in the school capable of understanding them. We would fold the notes in a certain way so that we knew they came from each other and that no one else had opened them.

Needless to say, a seasoned cryptographer would not have puzzled long over our notes. (To be fair, Mark was capable of constructing a much more sophisticated system but he kept it simple for my ...

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