[cryptography] Unbreakable crypto?

Lee ler762 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 16:13:32 EDT 2015


On 3/20/15, Michael Kjörling <michael at kjorling.se> wrote:
> On 20 Mar 2015 15:11 -0400, from kevinsisco61784 at gmail.com (Kevin):
>> I was tempted by the promise of software to run a one-time pad on my
>> machine.  I am a fool and I fall upon my own sword.
>
> An unauthenticated one-time pad is trivial to implement; it's
> literally a few lines of code in any reasonably modern language, and a
> handful of lines of code in less modern ones.
>
> The hard part, as has been pointed out in this thread, is to generate
> and handle the _pad_.

Would a commonly available large binary file make a good one-time pad?
Something like ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64.iso12 maybe..

Regards,
Lee


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