Decimal encryption
Philipp Gühring
pg at futureware.at
Wed Aug 27 11:05:44 EDT 2008
Hi,
I am searching for symmetric encryption algorithms for decimal strings.
Let's say we have various 40-digit decimal numbers:
2349823966232362361233845734628834823823
3250920019325023523623692235235728239462
0198230198519248209721383748374928601923
As far as I calculated, a decimal has the equivalent of about 3,3219
bits, so with 40 digits, we have about 132,877 bits.
Now I would like to encrypt those numbers in a way that the result is a
decimal number again (that's one of the basic rules of symmetric
encryption algorithms as far as I remember).
Since the 132,877 bits is similar to 128 bit encryption (like eg. AES),
I would like to use an algorithm with a somewhat comparable strength to AES.
But the problem is that I have 132,877 bits, not 128 bits. And I can't
cut it off or enhance it, since the result has to be a 40 digit decimal
number again.
Does anyone know a an algorithm that has reasonable strength and is able
to operate on non-binary data? Preferrably on any chosen number-base?
Best regards,
Philipp Gühring
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