The Geek Club Vol IV

ABC’s of the Internet

LEET or 1337 is an internet cipher where letters of the alphabet are replaced with numbers and symbols which look like them. For example: in the word LEET, L is replaced by 1, E is replaced by 3 and T is replaced by 7. The transliteration into 1337 is quite easy to read and write. So it is not an extremely effective encryption. Leet is derived from the word elite and was created in the 80s. Some say it was created so that forbidden topics like hacking could be discussed and go undetected. Now, it has become mainstream. And it is used to mock newbies in online communities.


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