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Superheroes of Science

Oct 20, 2021

Did you know that a 6 digit passcode takes less than 1 day to crack, while a 10 digit passcode can take several years? Just do not use a phone number, as this can be guessed easily. Nick Egbert joins us from the  Purdue University  Department of Mathematics. Nick is a  PhD candidate who is specializing in cryptography and number theory. He explains how simple and extremely complex codes work. Nick teaches us that  everything from depositing a check using your phone, logins to any website,  to reusing passwords, all use cryptography.