1993-06-04 - snake oil

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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-06-04 01:10:18 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 3 Jun 93 18:10:18 PDT

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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 93 18:10:18 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: snake oil
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>  (As it happens, I happen to
>have what I **think** is a new approach to cyphering, 

Post away.  If you upload a copy of the source to the directory
pub/cypherpunks/incoming on the ftp site, I'll make it available to

I would like to see this regardless of whether it actually is secure.
It is a well-founded maxim that no one should design a cipher without
having broken a few first.  There is a need, apropos of training the
desginers, for insecure ciphers, not so they can be deployed, but so
that other insecure ciphers will not be.