1998-09-23 - George Santyana & crypto

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From: bill payne <billp@nmol.com>
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
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From: bill payne <billp@nmol.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 14:46:40 +0800
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
Subject: George Santyana & crypto
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I am reading http://www.jya.com/sig-attack.htm

  Then, in late 1942, the Royal Navy switched codes to the one-time
  pad system. The Nazi tap was lost forever because the
  pad system is unbreakable in both theory as well as practice.
  U-boats could no longer ambush helpless ships like wolves on
  sheep. Convoy after convoy arrived safe and intact, protected in the  
  armor of an unbreakable code system. The U-boats had
  to change tactics. http://www.us.net/softwar/

Germany used the enigma algorithm and machine.

Japan used the purple algorithm.

And look what happened to them.

About crypto algorithms.

        "Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat
                           -- George Santyana, 1905

Title: Black and White Test of Cryptographic Algorithms


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