[Cryptography] XORing plaintext with ciphertext
cme at acm.org
Sat Sep 7 07:15:39 EDT 2013
If it were the straight Vernam cipher then this would yield the key. But that gets you nothing since that key is never reused.
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On Sep 7, 2013, at 4:13 AM, Jon Callas <jon at callas.org> wrote:
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> On Sep 7, 2013, at 12:14 AM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>> Got a question that's been bothering me for a whlie, but it's likely
>> purely academic.
>> Take the plaintext and the ciphertext, and XOR them together. Does the
>> result reveal anything about the key or the painttext?
> It better not. That would be a break of amazing simplicity that transcends broken.
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