[Cryptography] Feedback welcome on an idea

Grant Schultz gschultz at kc.rr.com
Sun Sep 6 22:57:16 EDT 2015

On 9/6/2015 2:23 PM, Ben Laurie wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at 07:30 Grant Schultz <gschultz at kc.rr.com 
> <mailto:gschultz at kc.rr.com>> wrote:
>     On 9/4/2015 11:00 AM, iang wrote:
>     > The second is K6, or the need to be able to operate the thing under
>     > stress.
>     For a military field cipher, that would be a definite requirement.
>     This
>     cipher is only intended for rare use in encrypting small amounts of
>     data.  It's actually not meant to be operated under stress. If
>     captured
>     and forced to talk, only reveal one of the decoy keys, then sit
>     back and
>     do nothing.
> The beatings will continue until you reveal all the keys.
Yes, they of course will.  There is no ultimate solution to that 
problem.  The only hope is that they won't know how many keys were used, 
nor be able to recognize the right plaintext when they see it.
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