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musical geek friday - crypto

I looked through my mp3 collection and found some really geeky and funny songs. I thought, why not add a little more fun to my blog! The songs are really geeky and my readers might like them.

I'll be posting a song each Friday until I run out of songs (I have 6 songs at the moment, and maybe I find some more). I'll also try to add some comments, what it is about, in case someone has not enough geekiness to understand it :)

I urge you to subscribe to my feed to get notified about all the upcoming geek music automatically! :)

The first song I present to you, as the title suggests, is about cryptography. Particularly about a cracker trying to defeat a 56 bit and 128 bit symmetric key algorithms, such as DES or RC4, used in secure online communications. Note that 56 bit symmetric keys are no longer recommended as they can be broken in no time with special hardware and modern computers.

Song's title is "Crypto" and as I found out, it is a parody of Banana Boat Song by Harry Belafonte.

[audio:http://www.catonmat.net/download/crypt-o.mp3]

Download this song: crypt-o.mp3 (musical geek friday #1)
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Download lyrics: crypt-o lyrics (musical geek friday #1)
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Unfortunately, I could not find the author of this parody. In case you know, please tell me in the comments, so I can give proper credits.

Here is the lyrics:

Crypto
It's in Crypto
Crypto come and the crook go home

Safe?
Is it safe?
It's all safe
Pretty safe
It's okay
It's okay-o
Cracker come but he won't break code

World get small when the internet come
Online come and we shop from home
Download the software 'till the morning's done
Daylight come and me hard drive full
Punch in my credit card order me a dancer
Dancer come and me g-string go
Come Mr. Businessman join in the bonanza
Shopper come and the overhead's low

56 bit key is a great big bunch
Crypto come and the crook go home
128 bit even harder to crunch
Cracker try but he just grow old

Crypto,
It's in Crypto
Crypto come and the cash can flow

Safe?
Is it safe?
It's all safe
Pretty safe
It's okay
It's okay-o

Crypto come and the crook get boned

Download Crypto Song

Download this song: crypt-o.mp3 (musical geek friday #1)
Downloaded: 74107 times

Download lyrics: crypt-o lyrics (musical geek friday #1)
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Click to listen:
[audio:http://www.catonmat.net/download/crypt-o.mp3]

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Comments

Somebody random Permalink
March 29, 2008, 01:21

The last line is: "Crypto come and the crook get boned", not "born".

(The first time I thought it said "and the crook get pwned", which would've been better...)

Cye Permalink
March 29, 2008, 01:34

only 6 tracks?
wow.

Go get

MC Chris,
MC Plus Plus,
All of the openbsd songs (http://www.openbsd.org/lyrics.html),
MC Hawking

just to name a few :)

March 29, 2008, 03:13

actually MC Frontalot's "Secrets From the Future" is a lot geekier and funnier.

this song still put a smile on my face nevertheless

MrSkinny Permalink
March 29, 2008, 03:43

That author of the DaVinci Code wrote an awfully geeky book about crypto, omg, nerd alert!

Umbrae Permalink
March 29, 2008, 03:49

56 bit key - hahahaha.

March 29, 2008, 11:17

Nice one, thx to LOLing me at the morning ;-)

April 01, 2008, 22:43

Awesome. I do crypto stuff for my company and I've sent this out today (April 1) to my company to fulfill our "new requirement" that all our technical projects have theme music.

April 01, 2008, 22:45

Oh yeah, another similar musician, Monzy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fow7iUaKrq4

If you're a security/crypto geek, check out my (serious) book and presentations:

http://www.subspacefield.org/security/

April 01, 2008, 23:54

Travis, haha :)

April 14, 2008, 15:54

i'm in your forum, listening to your geek musics.

=^_^=

April 14, 2008, 15:58

f00li5h, OH NOES!

April 24, 2008, 20:08

My favorite 'geek' song has to be The Eternal Flame by Julia Ecklar and Bob Kanefsky.

July 31, 2008, 19:44

What do you mean?

March 15, 2011, 13:59

Thx for putting that mp3 for download.

March 20, 2014, 02:40

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June 24, 2014, 07:21

Maybe this will be nice

asfaf Permalink
October 21, 2014, 21:17

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