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May 5 - Cryptor Day

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Nowadays, cryptography is used in their activities by law enforcement agencies, diplomats and various government agencies. The word itself is of Greek origin and means "secret writing."


In their work, cryptographers use special encryption equipment. The first creator of such a device is considered Leonardo da Vinci. Soon, encrypted messages became widespread in the correspondence of European monarchs. They were also engaged in encryption in Russia.

But cryptography reached its heyday with the advent of radio and telegraph, since new means of communication made it possible to significantly speed up the process of transmitting information, but at the same time made it more vulnerable to interception.

In the USSR, the encryption service appeared on May 5, 1921, according to the Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR, and today it is exactly 100 years old. In modern Russia, this day has become a professional holiday for employees of the Cryptographic Service. Today they receive congratulations from friends, colleagues and loved ones.

The editorial board of Voenniy Obozreniye congratulates all those involved on the Day of the Cryptographer. We would like to express our gratitude to the cryptographers of Russia for their difficult and much needed work.
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 5 May 2021 08: 07
    +6
    Eustace and Alex ransomware - Happy Holidays!
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 5 May 2021 08: 12
      +9
      The last sentence in the article was to write: "Sorry, dear members of the forum, but we have no right to tell you anything else." bully
      And so happy holiday !!!
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 5 May 2021 08: 13
        +6
        Quote: NDR-791
        The last sentence in the article was to write: "Sorry, dear members of the forum, but we have no right to tell you anything else."
        And swap letters, EVERYTHING! wink
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 5 May 2021 08: 32
          +9
          "A log on a satellite is scratching a macaque" Encrypted cool! good The enemies won't guess! Happy Holidays! drinks
          1. Vladimir Mashkov
            Vladimir Mashkov 5 May 2021 10: 47
            +4
            Quote: Uncle Lee
            "A log on a satellite is scratching a macaque" Encrypted cool! good The enemies won't guess! Happy Holidays! drinks

            laughing Thank you! And you too! "The signal to attack is three green whistles!" Congratulations to all involved!drinks
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 5 May 2021 15: 56
              +3
              Happy Cryptor Day to all those involved!
              All of you health, success in the service and every prosperity in your personal life! yes

    2. Egoza
      Egoza 5 May 2021 08: 47
      +6
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      Eustace and Alex ransomware - Happy Holidays!

      And you will look at the photo - "Bah! All familiar faces!"
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 5 May 2021 08: 49
        +2
        Quote: Egoza
        And you will look at the photo - "Bah! All familiar faces!"

        Each nape has an individual and unique shape!
      2. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 5 May 2021 10: 50
        +2
        Quote: Egoza
        And you will look at the photo - "Bah! All familiar faces!"

        Not allowed! smile
  2. SaLaR
    SaLaR 5 May 2021 08: 10
    +9
    S E N O V A L And T R ... All who are in the subject of this word with the Holiday drinks soldier
    1. dedusik
      dedusik 5 May 2021 08: 47
      +6
      Hello from variable gamma hi
      Congratulations to all those involved and especially DE ... drinks
      PS And the pins, probably, have already forgotten everything laughing
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 5 May 2021 09: 33
      +3
      Quote: SaLaR
      S E N O V A L And T R ... All who are in the subject of this word with the Holiday drinks soldier

      Then for "YAVERTYUIOP" !!! Happy Holidays !!! "Autumn 18" drinks
      1. yuratanja1950
        yuratanja1950 5 May 2021 15: 10
        +1
        "Then for "YAVERTYUIOP" !!!"...

        We used to use it when we wanted to swear well, a little more complicated:
        "IYTSUKENGSHESHAZEHA !!! FYVAPROLJE !!! YACHSMITBYU !!!" "
        During normal training, the flight was pronounced, in one breath ...
        And the girls were intriguing ... not local, Krasnodar ... those were already accustomed to such quirks ... laughing hi
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 5 May 2021 08: 19
    +8
    Happy Holidays! This is a necessary and important matter, therefore the responsibility is great! Stay safe! soldier
  4. Gato
    Gato 5 May 2021 08: 40
    +7
    Well, for the strength of the ciphers drinks
    So that the number of encryptions coincides with the number of decryptions. With us, of course. And with them - the opposite. laughing
  5. Was mammoth
    Was mammoth 5 May 2021 08: 42
    +8
    “After the 1917 revolution, with the coming to power of the Bolsheviks, the ruling party needed qualified specialists in cryptography. In 1918, it was decided to consider November 13 as a professional holiday for all cryptographers. However, this tacit agreement was only formalized three years later, when an official encryption service was created under the ruling party. In 1921, the memorable date was postponed to May 5to coincide with the traditional May Day holiday of all workers. From now on, the date remains unchanged. "
    We are encrypted! 103 years old.
    At the training camp. Second specialty. Mechanic of ZAS telegraphic direct-printing. wink
    Happy Holidays!
    1. Gato
      Gato 5 May 2021 09: 09
      +6
      Yes, it was the Special Department of the Cheka under the leadership of GI Bokii, who in our times has become a hero of fantastic novels and films with a touch of mysticism.
  6. SERGE ANT
    SERGE ANT 5 May 2021 08: 52
    +13
    Happy Communion Day!
    1. markant1970
      markant1970 5 May 2021 09: 48
      +11
      Well, for amateur gardeners "Violets"! drinks
  7. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 5 May 2021 09: 49
    +4
    I want to consult with members of the forum! I served in the army as a ZAS specialist ... Do I have the right to celebrate the ransomware Day as my own? And then I took a couple of "bubbles" today; ahead of May 7 (holiday of communications workers) and May 9; but not a little will be adjusted for the Day of the Cryptographer? what
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 5 May 2021 11: 10
      +3
      You are not in a hurry) otherwise, as always: one is not enough, two is a lot, take three) drinks health)
    2. yuratanja1950
      yuratanja1950 5 May 2021 15: 13
      +3
      "; but not a little will be adjusted for the Day of the Cryptographer?"...

      Definitely - LITTLE ... drinks
      1. Gato
        Gato 5 May 2021 15: 38
        +1
        Definitely - LITTLE

        Yes, just nothing. So, wipe the contacts with a thin layer wassat drinks
    3. Sewer krainiy
      Sewer krainiy 5 May 2021 17: 21
      +3
      So I graduated from the 41st communications school of the Navy (Nikolaev, 3rd company) in 1968, a radio ZAS mechanic (Lily of the Valley, a little North), then retraining and 25 years "cracker", a lot - I forgot the rest ... laughing But he was awarded the medal for 100 years of the encryption service. Happy holiday of retirees, storekeepers and acting. Retirees, we chew "crackers" .. smile And, by the way, I celebrate: Navy Day, Navy Aviation Day, Cryptographer Day, Communication Day, Military Counterintelligence Day, Cheka-KGB Day ... Let's be healthy !!! Vladimir, so I am about the same ... we take. we will not be mistaken ... laughing
  8. Basarev
    Basarev 5 May 2021 10: 04
    -1
    Is it true that in Soviet times there was a rumor that if something happened, our ciphers would last a maximum of a couple of minutes? And the enemy is invulnerable. After all, they say that our machines are not that far from Enigma. And strangers have just a cosmic leap in development.
    1. markant1970
      markant1970 5 May 2021 11: 34
      +4
      Enigma is the great-grandmother of EMok, all the similarities are in the rotary type of encryption.
      Without the key and the machine itself, it is unlikely (given the level of computer speed) Crypto resistance - the teachers said 10 to the eighth power (I can't vouch for the numbers, it was long ago wassat ).
      Yes, and you also send it through the ZAS, where are your keys
    2. ccsr
      ccsr 5 May 2021 12: 20
      +1
      Quote: Basarev
      Is it true that in Soviet times there was a rumor that if something happened, our ciphers would last a maximum of a couple of minutes?

      Nonsense - this did not concern the equipment of guaranteed durability.
      Quote: Basarev
      And the enemy is invulnerable.

      Enemies still cannot open our encryption programs during the Great Patriotic War - so draw your own conclusions.
      Quote: Basarev
      And strangers have just a cosmic leap in development.

      We have had equipment for closing space radio lines since the sixties - so think about who then made the leap.
    3. Gato
      Gato 5 May 2021 15: 55
      +3
      Is it true that in Soviet times there was a rumor

      That the rumor was circulating - it is true, everything else - no. One abstract cipher program, if the principle of encryption is not known, or at least there is no binding to a place, it is practically impossible to correctly decipher any event or object (if we do not consider the infinite computing power). The Soviet school of cryptography was one of the best (if not the best) in the world.
  9. Alt 22
    Alt 22 5 May 2021 10: 14
    +10
    All involved in the holiday!
    He worked at "Violet", who remembers:
  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 May 2021 10: 23
    +3
    In the distant 80s, while serving in the GSVG, he was an operator of the ZAS.Very tough specialty. For any "flaw" on my part, there was criminal responsibility, the terms began from 5 years. A week. But it cost. The coolest thing, yes you are an operator, but how it works, ZAS, you do not know from the word at all. You only know the TTD that it is very heavy, and you do not need to talk about the lag of the USSR in microelectronics. I can only say, conversation in telephony on the air it sounds like a "mountain stream". The stability of encryption at the tactical level is 12 hours, it is necessary to intercept the conversation without interference, and in the 12 hours allotted for decryption, the division can do such a thing. Happy holiday encryptors !!!
  11. Alien From
    Alien From 5 May 2021 10: 54
    +3
    Stirlitz and radio operator Kat have been living together for many years, Muller once again threw up his hands, well, who knocks to Moscow at night ..... (C) Happy Holidays to everyone involved! Good and peaceful sky! wink
  12. gaudin
    gaudin 5 May 2021 11: 56
    +3
    Quote: Uncle Lee
    "A log on a satellite is scratching a macaque" Encrypted cool!

    Transfer
    - WHERE A CAPTAIN WOODEN?
    - I DO NOT KNOW IT SAY THAT IT WORKS ON A CLOSED COMMUNICATION CHANNEL AND TRACES AMERICAN TEST OF TORPEDA PROTOTYPE Mk-48 /
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  14. faterdom
    faterdom 5 May 2021 16: 23
    0
    He told them to put them next to them, because she knows the code, and you can't take your eyes off her. (Khazanov about the "hero of the invisible front")
  15. Kaw
    Kaw 5 May 2021 17: 30
    +1
    In my understanding of the sofa, modern technology should encrypt everything itself. I'm writing this comment, and the computer transmits everything to the Internet in encrypted form. Why is there a separate position for this? Or do we still use telegraphs and Enigmas in our army?
    1. Sewer krainiy
      Sewer krainiy 5 May 2021 17: 52
      +2
      And your messages are read to whoever needs and does not need. And cipher communication - state guarantee resistance. Sofa understanding ... sorry smile
  16. xorek
    xorek 5 May 2021 17: 57
    +3
    Happy holiday of all involved men hi It's better not to write more
  17. sp77ark
    sp77ark 5 May 2021 20: 28
    +1
    Day of the ransomware. And the night of the de-cryptor. laughing
    -My darling on the spot
    -I deciphered all of me,
    -And then he, a parasite,
    -I was made by Only-Read! crying
    Happy Holidays!