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Hi! I’m Dominik Gorecki. I’m a web developer for TC Media, a marketing company. I’m based out of London, Ontario where I live, work, and play. I specialize in front-end development, but I have extensive server-side experience with the Microsoft Web stack. My strongest experience is with ASP.NET C# (web forms and MVC), and JavaScript, HTML/5, and CSS/3.


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comment Why not the one-time pad with pseudo-number generator
Brad, that's why I mention the pseudo-random-number generator (which I should have called a deterministic f'n that generates a long unique string--the pad--based on a much shorter input key). The keys still need to be agreed upon and the "spy" can get at they key just as they could at any (non RSA\public-key) cipher. Of course, I see your point that the one-time pad would not be useful if you want to re-use the key. I just wanted to compare this simple algorithm against against other private key ciphers: AES, serpent, twofish, etc. ...
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comment Why not the one-time pad with pseudo-number generator
Hmm, but if "Yes" is encrypted using the pad, the attacker does not know the message or the pad so if they try to send something else, decrypting an attacker's message with the original pad will surely produce garbage? Of course, this method is useless against a plain-text attack since the user gen infer the pad very easily. Is this what you mean? Again, I'm just at the beginning of the course so perhaps I just need to be patient. :)
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comment Why not the one-time pad with pseudo-number generator
Right. What I meant by the pseudo random number generator is the deterministic f'n that would output a long string unique to the key. I used the pseudo random number generator just because it was fresh in my mind. Thanks for your answer!
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comment Why not the one-time pad with pseudo-number generator
Awesome answer. Thank you. But if the key between the two parties is absolutely secret, how can the attacker change the message? The wiki article dealt with RSA encryption where there is a shared public key in addition to the private keys. I might be missing the connection though.
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comment Why not the one-time pad with pseudo-number generator
Thanks! I enrolled in that course.
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