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comment How do decryption algorithms determine whether your attempted passphrase is correct?
Did you see this question: crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/5921/…
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accepted Security of permutation cipher
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comment Security of permutation cipher
Arh.. ok. Now I see.
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comment Security of permutation cipher
Yes, I think that makes sense now. So you are saying the same as @fgrieu in this comment above? So one can't recover the entire plain text, but will be able to recover some.
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comment Security of permutation cipher
@rath: I am not sure that I understand. So in a sense the key consists of $sigma_1, \dots , \sigma_n$. It is assumed that these permutations are constructed randomly first.
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comment Security of permutation cipher
I don't understand that last part. How can we recover the plaintext if we know $\sigma_1$?
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asked Security of permutation cipher
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accepted Get permutations from password
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comment Get permutations from password
Thank you for the answer. Would you elaborate a bit more? (I am not very familiar with cryptography.)
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comment Get permutations from password
@RickyDemer: No (even though I would be interested in knowing how this could be done as well).
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asked Get permutations from password
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accepted What are the advantages of CBC over ECB?
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comment What are the advantages of CBC over ECB?
Arh... Ok, now I think I see it. I was thinking about the encryption as just being an XOR (or something else that commutes with XORing. In that case it wouldn't add anything, right?). Thanks for the answer.
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comment What are the advantages of CBC over ECB?
Can't you just generate the second picture from the third? (assuming you know the block size and IV) I am not still sure that I understand.
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asked What are the advantages of CBC over ECB?