1997-07-27 - New Crypto Application

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From: Guillotine <guill@xmission.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-07-27 21:39:47 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 05:39:47 +0800

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From: Guillotine <guill@xmission.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 05:39:47 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: New Crypto Application
Message-ID: <199707272124.PAA12529@xmission.xmission.com>
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Greetings fellow Cyphers...

I'm creating a new _text_ cryptography program.  The encryption algorithm,
using a symmetrical is going to be as strong as legally allowed, and after
copyrighting the program, I'm going to release the source code and explain
everything about it (since it can be reverse engineered anyways).  The
reason I'm sending this e-mail to you is my request for more knowledge, and
if you're like me, then you have an extreme thirst for knowledge!  Any
algorithm, key hashing, user interface, or other important suggestions you
might have will help me immensely, and hey, maybe you'll get a free copy of
this program when it comes out, but otherwise you will just have to wait
until someone cracks the copyprotection because I'm going to make that
extremely hard to do.  I was going to call the program AlphaNumeric
Encryption, but that says pretty much nothing...  I might just call it
something like Cipher Pad (or Cypher Pad if nobody cares that I use
"cypher") , since it's only for text encryption.  If you have a better idea
for a name for this program, then please suggest it to me.