1993-05-29 - VinCrypt

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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <9305281652.AA13454@soda.berkeley.edu>
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UTC Datetime: 1993-05-29 04:37:59 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 28 May 93 21:37:59 PDT

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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
Date: Fri, 28 May 93 21:37:59 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: VinCrypt
In-Reply-To: <9305271514.AA26019@snark.shearson.com>
Message-ID: <9305281652.AA13454@soda.berkeley.edu>
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>This even bites the best of us. Phil Zimmermann [...]

PGP 1.0 had Phil's Bass-o-matic cipher, which he subsequently dropped.
When I first saw that, I thought to myself, "snake oil," but not in
those words.  I'm glad that lesson got learned.

>I, for one, will never use any crypto system for which the algorithm
>hasn't been extensively published and scrutinized.

I am in total agreement.