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[title:] Mathematics Awareness Month April 2006: Mathematics and Internet Security

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The American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics announce that the theme for Mathematics Awareness Month 2006 is Mathematics and Internet Security.

When you use your home computer to log on to your bank account and pay a bill, to buy a book from Amazon, or to buy or sell something on eBay, you assume your personal details--your social security number, your bank account access password, or your credit card number--cannot be read by an unauthorized third party. What makes this possible is mathematics.

Mathematics also plays a central role in the ongoing struggle to fight computer viruses.

And initiatives both in the USA and abroad to introduce Internet voting systems in elections depend upon sophisticated mathematical ideas to ensure accuracy, fairness, secrecy, and freedom from vote tampering.

Resources for this year's Mathematics Awareness Month program can be found at www.mathaware.org.

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