Allison Barrie | Fox News | 10OCT2012
Want to protect your sensitive emails? You might want to consider going retro -- and exploiting an unbreakable WWII-style cipher.
The Vernam cipher was developed in 1917 by AT&T engineer Gilbert Vernam and U.S. Army Captain Joseph Mauborgne, and was used to protect relayed data in WWII.
Captain Mauborgne strengthened the cipher using genuinely random keys that don’t repeat. And Singaporean company Rune Information Security Corp. has leveraged his work in an e-mail encryption system known as Deadbolt.