classic stories in which deciphering a code plays
an important role are The Gold
Bug, by Edgar Allen Poe and The Adventure of
the Dancing Men, by Arthur
available on the Internet can
analyze the letter frequencies in any text
One of the most
popular puzzles of Games Magazine is DSZQUPHSBNT!
which involves breaking secret codes in which every letter
is represented by another letter.
Looking at letter frequencies
is a productive way to begin to solve the puzzle.
study of codes and ciphers is called cryptography.
The Navajo Indians
native language was used as a code during World
War II, and the code was never
The Enigma Machine,
a rotor based cipher machine, was a device for coding
and decoding. Originally intended to be used for commercial
cryptography, it was adopted
by the German Army and Navy prior to World War II for