[cryptography] cryptography Digest, Vol 28, Issue 23

Ed Stone temp at synernet.com
Tue Jun 19 08:41:48 EDT 2012

Yes, it can be compressed to zero bits, and the decompression process will generate two alternative outputs.

On Jun 19, 2012, at 8:06 AM, cryptography-request at randombit.net wrote:

> From: Ben Laurie <ben at links.org>
> To: Jon Callas <jon at callas.org>
> Cc: Crypto List <cryptography at randombit.net>
> Subject: Re: [cryptography] non-decryptable encryption
>> The second wonderful property is that the ciphertext is compressible. Usually cipher text is not compressible, but in this case it is. Moreover, it is *maximally* compressible. The ciphertext can be compressed to a single bit and the ciphertext length recovered after key distribution.
> Surely it can be compress to no bits at all?

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