CmdrTaco from the getting-on-the-same-page dept.
An anonymous reader submitted a Techworld story which is a sort of encryption primer. The difference between codes & cyphers, and what all those acronyms like RSA and DES actually mean. This is good primer material for newbs, and a good refresher for fogeys.
Just go with the flow control, roll with the crunches, and, when you get
a prompt, type like hell.