I was wondering about this for some time now. Considering certain applications in mathematics, particularly in cryptanalysis - how widespread is this use of cryptography? If I wanted to get into that field and had a degree in Math - how likely are foreign governments to use cryptography that the NSA would actually have to seek out mathematicians to work on them?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I guess what I'm asking is - how widespread is use of ciphers in telecommunications and how important is it to crack the cipher for certain government entitites if I wanted to get involved, and by that I mean devote a good chunk of my young adult years, in the field?

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# Cryptanalysis - how widespread is this use of cryptography?

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