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Are there any general techniques for evading frequency based crypt analysis without using any encryption techniques?

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Why would you need to evade cryptanalysis period if you aren't using encryption? – mikeazo Feb 17 '12 at 15:17
Your question isn't really clear. What are you trying to do? – Paŭlo Ebermann Feb 17 '12 at 19:00
Compression tends to flatten frequencies, but is of course designed to be undone and thus has no crypto value by itself. – James K Polk Feb 18 '12 at 17:52
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Have a look at "Chaffing and winnowing: Confidentiality without encryption", RL Rivest, CryptoBytes (RSA laboratories), 1998. You can find the paper on

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Yes i looked at this , thx ! but that doesnot help me . – sashank Feb 18 '12 at 8:33
@sashank but that doesnot help me – That comment really confuses me… if the answer was not helpful to you, why did you accept it? – e-sushi May 28 '14 at 3:19


Frequency-based cryptanalysis aims at breaking an encryption technique; hence evading frequency-based cryptanalysis implies an encryption technique.

Because frequency-based cryptanalysis is a poor attack, even some ridiculously weak encryption technique may evade frequency-based cryptanalysis. For example, putting the symbols alphabetically on two rings, using that as a correspondence table, and sliding the rings by one step after each use evades frequency-based cryptanalysis, at least in basic form.

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