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Oct
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comment Does the transposition cipher have a network application?
You have a typo: Not "transition cipher" but "transposition cipher". Perhaps it's advantageous for you to read something in a book, e.g. A. J. Menezes et al., HAC (available online), Sec. 7.3. Note that even modern block ciphers are principally based on transpositions and substitutions.
Oct
16
answered How to better generate large primes: sieving and then random picking or random picking and then checking?
Oct
16
comment How do you test randomness?
Maurer's universal statistical test (see A. J. Menezes et al., Handbook of Applied Cryptography, sec.5.4.5 (available online)) may be of some interest to you.
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answered Hill Cipher question
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Jun
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comment Is it a good idea to use Lagrange/Newtonian interpolation for encryption?
Your description (and purpose of the scheme) isn't clear, I am afraid. Could you give a tiny concrete illustrative example with its usage in practice?
Jun
21
comment How can I find the multiplicative inverse in the first transformation of the SubBytes() transformation in AES?
If a computation is done in a finite field, there is IMHO barely a possibility to appropriately re-formulate that in terms of common arithmetic operations (for the purpose of rendering it easier to comprehend). You would have to either learn the basics of finite fields or take the results of others for granted, I am afriad.
Apr
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comment Is substitution with random prefix codes secure?
@rath: I have deleted (2) corresponding to your suggestion.
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Mar
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comment Is substitution with random prefix codes secure?
I have duly correspondingly formulated my new question with the best care I could manage to do to limit its scope to the least minimum and posted it under the title "Any good means to enhance the security of encryption processing with random prefix codes".
Mar
29
comment Is substitution with random prefix codes secure?
I understand you mean that one should limit the scope of a question to the least minimum possible. So I'll have to ask a new question in the present context. Thank you very much for the guidance.
Mar
28
comment Is substitution with random prefix codes secure?
But IMHO in crypto one rarely uses one single algorithm (in the narrow sense) but a combination of confusion and diffusion in the terms of Shannon. So if one appropriately combine prefix-coding with e.g. certain transpositions, would that be a good defense against known/chosen text attacks? (In fact I have attempted to do such a combination in a humble scheme of mine recently (s13.zetaboards.com/Crypto/topic/7164646/1). Actually, it was because I was not very sure whether prefix-coding is "self-sufficient" that I did the original posting in order to learn more about its real strength.)
Mar
28
comment Is substitution with random prefix codes secure?
@figlesquidge: Done. Thank you.
Mar
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comment Is substitution with random prefix codes secure?
Oh, I should have replaced "claim" with "claim according to my interpretation", since I am not 100% sure of the correctness of my interpretation (as I said, my understanding of the article is only partial). If the real claim is not correct, then the other phrase of mine would make sense IMHO.
Mar
26
comment Encryption of numeric value using playfair
If the matrix doesn't have 5, then you simply cannot process that character with that matrix. Perhaps you were expected to think of the use of a larger matrix than the one shown in the lessons.
Mar
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asked Is substitution with random prefix codes secure?
Mar
14
comment How to best mix two arbitrary/random n-bit words?
The specific application that interests me currently would certainly be deemed too mundane from a theoretical point of view. In a certain encryption processing I am considering there are two n-bit words, x and y, one on the plaintext side and one on the ciphertext side (but neither is directly plaintext or ciphertext). I like to combine them into z and sum the z's of all preceding blocks into a value s and use that to chain the blocks. It's my thinking that, if z is "somehow" optimal in capturing the randomness of x any y, then the chaining would also be fine. Would that satisfy your query?
Mar
14
comment How to best mix two arbitrary/random n-bit words?
What I would prefer to have is not to use, if possible, a rather complex computation like a crypto-secure hash function but some more simple computations in practice, of the genre of xor you mentioned. For it is not extremely high crypto security that is demanded in the cases I have in mind but, roughly speaking, certain comparatively good security that could be obtained with some not too expensive computing expenses.