A "One Time Pad" can be thought of a Vigenere cipher with...
- An infinitely long key
- A secure symmetric key
- Multiple ciphertext alphabets
- A columnar transposition
I had this question come up today in one of my mid-terms and to be honest it caught me off guard a little, I chose (2) but I'm having doubts and now thinking its (3). I'm pretty sure i'll get a quick response to this because its quite a basic question, this is from an initial test on intro to cryptography and I felt I did pretty well on the rest of the test but this is bugging me.
I know one time pad can have infinite period and can be truly unbreakable but that doesn't mean it has an infinitely long key! (does it). (4) is surely a null consideration which leads me to think its (2) or (3)!