Codes and ciphers

Espionage agents use "codes" and "ciphers" to communicate and keep their messages secret. In codes, letters, numbers, or symbols replace either the words or the entire meaning of a message or signal Some codes are in general use. For example, when you mail a letter, a zipcode guides it to the right destination. Spies sometimes send messages in Morse code—dots and dashes that all radio operators understand- Other codes and ciphers are very complicated and difficult to break. Ciphers are a type of code but they have a secret "key" for encrypting the message—translating it into a cipher, The key can be a number, a word, even a poem. Anyone who has been given the key can easily decrypt the signal-change it back to plain text. Without knowing the key, the message reads as nonsense.
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 Ciphers do not need to be complicated if it is important only to hide their meaning from a casual gla…