[cryptography] non-decryptable encryption

Jonathan Thornburg jthorn at astro.indiana.edu
Tue Jun 19 08:30:59 EDT 2012


The digit sequence
  0.1234567891011121314151617181920212223...
(or its equivalent in binary, hex, or your other favorite base)
never repeats, but provides no security whatsoever.  One-time pads
need nonrepeating sequences *which the adversary can't predict*.

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