[Cryptography] Imitation Game: Can Enigma/Tunney be Fixed?

Richard Outerbridge outer at interlog.com
Wed Jan 7 19:12:50 EST 2015

On 2015-01-06 (6), at 15:57:32, Ray Dillinger <bear at sonic.net> wrote:

> On 01/05/2015 05:29 PM, Peter Gutmann wrote:
>> Jon Callas <jon at callas.org> writes:
>>> Variants of the Enigma were used up until the early-to-mid-1990s, with the
>>> eleven rotor NEMA.
>> There have been even more recent attempts to design (at least as gedanken
>> experiments) secure rotor machines, see Ross Anderson's "A Modern Rotor
>> Machine" from FES'93, available via
>> http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F3-540-58108-1_6.
> I had another thought about securing Enigma (or designing
> a rotor machine) last night.  This follows from thinking
> about the ”not enough different rotors" problem.

Google FIALKA.  Breathe deeply.  Then KL-7.

"Picking random numbers is far too important to be left to chance."
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