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Teenage Cryptography!

I have been studying about the various forms of ‘Cryptography’ in my Information security pursuits in the past 10 years, but there is another form of cryptography that envelops my world currently!

It is teenage cryptography and it is totally new to me and has no rules and no regulations! 🙂 Normally, cryptography has concepts such as ‘key’ and ‘algorithm’. But this one does not have any ‘key’ or ‘algorithm’!! 🙂 It just makes use of your inherent cryptographic skills to crack it…

When I am chatting, most from my generation like to type things neatly and properly so that the other person can understand perfectly well! The maximum I put is a ‘OMG’ and the various emojis..in my chats!! 😉 (really!!) .I don’t even type a ‘LOL’!! (lol!! :)) Now, my teenage daughter just types away and I have a hard time figuring out what she is typing:

Some of them go like this:

nvm

lol

kk

srsly

nm

ikr

plz

y

hv

gtg

hafta

ttyl

thx

dat

xD

idk

idc

wyd

Conversations might go like this:

“Ma bad…I really gtg”!! 🙂

“Srsly, she said dat?” 🙂 🙂

“KK…”

“idk and idc”!!

“wyd?”

“nvm….xD” 🙂 🙂

Now, many from my generation might definitely understand this but I am one among the few who is learning the ropes of this new cryptography! What do you think? Was it easy to understand the above code or did you have tough time cracking the code? 🙂