[cryptography] QODE(quick offline data encryption)

mtm marctmiller at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 13:36:06 EST 2015


​here's what you have so far:

"

qode
====


An encryption algorithm​

"

shall we conclude this thread now?

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Kevin <kevinsisco61784 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/6/2015 6:32 PM, shawn wilson wrote:
>
>> So the practical reason behind everyone saying "unless you have
>> qualifications, etc, don't do this" is because, even if you make
>> something and say it's just for your learning or a joke or w/e,
>> someone (no joke) *will* use it and then some Fortune 500 will fall
>> over because of your joke code. So, yeah, don't do this - as in, it'd
>> be best to take it down for everyone's sanity.
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 6:25 PM, John Young <jya at pipeline.com> wrote:
>>
>>> At 04:55 PM 1/6/2015, you wrote:
>>>
>>> Yes, that is the received canon of cryptosystems:
>>>
>>> 1.Sarcasm toward unqualified efforts,
>>>
>>> 2. Designing cryptosysystems is *hard*.
>>>
>>> 3. No, that's too mild, it's mindblowingly* hard.
>>>
>>> 4. It doesn't start with code, it strts with mathematical description.
>>>
>>> 5. No, even that is not true, it starts with years of study.
>>>
>>> 6. Denizens of this list have seen a hundred cryptosystems crash and
>>> burn.
>>>
>>> 7. Some of them designed by very clever people.
>>>
>>> 8. Designing crytposystems is hard.
>>>
>>> 9. Don't even think of trying it, not unless a fewyears spent studying
>>> the
>>> state of the art.
>>>
>>> 10. Sorry to be blunt.
>>>
>>> Not to mention how often thclaims are made despite thier sounding like
>>> alchemy and astrology, cultish, religious, authoritarian, scientistic,
>>> recruitment
>>> for arcane pursuit of unsolvable mysteries, and hardly applicable to the
>>> long
>>> and varied history of cryptology suffused with bizarre claims,
>>> subterfuge,
>>> deception, betrayal, treachery, obligatory prevarication, inherent
>>> cheating,
>>> diabolical misrepresentation of trustworthiness, venomous accusations
>>> against competitors, unrestrained dupery and duplicity against the
>>> unwary,
>>> citizen and royalty alike.
>>>
>>> Nor that mathematics is a modern innovation in cryptology and remains
>>> its weakest element due to inability of its applicators to wed it to code
>>> and hardware without recourse to alchemy and astrology favored by
>>> promoters, sales and PhDs who dream of math as golden key to natsec.
>>>
>>> QODE, QED.
>>>
>>>  Kevin wrote: > I figured I'd start building my own open source
>>>> encryption
>>>> algorithm: > https://github.com/kjsisco/qode If you feel overwhelmed
>>>> by the
>>>> sarcasm directed your way, there is a reason for that. Designing
>>>> cryptosystems is *hard*. No, that's too mild. Is *mindblowingly* hard.
>>>> It
>>>> doesn't start with code. It starts with a mathematical description. No,
>>>> even
>>>> that is not true: It starts with years and years of study. The denisens
>>>> of
>>>> this list have seen a hundred cryptosystem crash and burn. Some of them
>>>> were
>>>> designed by very clever people. Did I mention that designing
>>>> cryptosystems
>>>> is hard? Don't even think of trying it, not unless you have first spent
>>>> a
>>>> few years studying the state of the art. Sorry to be so blunt, but I
>>>> think
>>>> it will save you a whole lot of grief. – Harald
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>
>     Any company could review it and decide if it's worth using or not.
> Quite frankly, if you wanted to print out my code and wipe your rear end
> with it, that's fine by me.  Use it, don't use it, laugh at it, don't laugh
> at it.  I am not going to take it down. Freedom, boys and girls, freedom.
>
>
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