Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hacked emails: 1659

...observed where the secretary laid some letters of advice, on which he saw he relied most, and getting the key of that cabinet in his hand to seal a letter with a seal that hung to it, he took the impression of it in wax, and got a key to be made from it, by which he opened the cabinet, and sent over some of the most important of those letters.
--From History of his own Times--

Should have used encryption technology, like a cipher.

1 comment:

Trooper York said...

Letters were often written in code in those days. Often a simple code based on a book commonly held by many people. Since that was usually only the bible, the codes were not all that secure.