[cryptography] Complete repository of known playing card ciphers

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Wed Sep 10 17:05:49 EDT 2014


Natanael writes:

> Will you attempt to model human shuffling too and see how it affects
> analysis? Is there maybe any existing work on that too reuse? I'd like to
> know what the minimum requirement would be for a human to achieve a secure
> shuffle for these ciphers (in case any of these ciphers would actually be
> secure enough given a proper shuffle).

The most famous is probably Bayer and Diaconis (1992):

http://statweb.stanford.edu/~cgates/PERSI/papers/bayer92.pdf

A classic NYT report on this research (prior to its formal publication):

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/01/09/science/in-shuffling-cards-7-is-winning-number.html

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