# Questions tagged [hill-cipher]

The Hill cipher is a historic polygraphic substitution cipher invented by Lester S. Hill in 1929.

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### Calculate the key of a Hill-cipher using known plain- and ciphertext

I know I should calculate the multiple inverse of plaintext with ciphertext $\pmod {26}$. However, the problem I have is that the plaintext is a $3 \times 4$ matrix which is not square, so how would I ...
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### Help With Weird Hill Cipher On Phone After Network Intrusion [closed]

Hackers Left a Hill Cipher on My Phone. I found the cipher below after experiencing a network intrusion. Decode.fr identifies it as a hill cipher. It was typed out on my phone when I was not looking. ...
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### How to uncover keys from using double encryption schemes such as Hill and Vernam Cipher

I have a quick question. How would you decrypt an encryption scheme, involving both Hill and Vernam Cipher. The order of encryption is Hill Cipher then Vernam Cipher. Problem is that only final cipher ...
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### Z superscript confusion

I was practicing some questions on cryptography (newbie) and came across this question: I know that Z26 means modulo-n arithmetic is used, but what does the superscript (3) denote? My guess is that ...
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### Hill cipher concepts

I have some questions about the Hill cipher. There is a rule for key K: Determinant of matrix and number of characters of the alphabet must be coprime. What does ...
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### An unbreakable Hill cipher?

Why don't we use a Hill cipher of 100 × 100? Or even bigger? That would be close to unbreakable. The number of possible keys in a 2 × 2 Hill cipher is 157248. For 100 × 100 the number is beyond limits....
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### Block cipher linearity (in relation to hill ciphers)

So while I knew hill ciphers were a form of block cipher (I'm assuming all the ones I have solved to date were ECB or something similar), so that got me thinking. Is it possible to use hill ciphers in ...
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### What are some statisitcal characteristics of a hill cipher?

Given a ciphertext, after performing a frequency analysis on it, how would you identify it as a hill cipher? What should i expect to see in the statistics?
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### Impossible hill cipher question

I've been trying to solve this question from Forouzan's book ("Cryptography And Network Security") and haven't been able to wrap my head around how to solve it. The plaintext “letusmeetnow” ...
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### Where can I find standardized implementations of lightweight cryptographic ciphers?

I am working on a project that requires encrypting messages with different ciphers. I am looking for the following ciphers: PRESENT, CLEFIA, LEA, Hill cipher, Affine cipher, Elliptic Curve ...
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### Figuring out key in hill cipher (chosen-plaintext attack)

I have been wondering what approach to take in order to figure out what key was used to encrypt a message using the hill cipher. I know it is possible to obtain it even if it were just a known-...
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### Are there ready-to-use software that can try many decryption techniques on a ciphertext, with no information?

Let's say I receive a 1 MB encrypted file, but I get no information about the encryption method, and no password. The only thing I can guess is that the person probably used a weak encryption method ...
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### Hill cipher -- obtain matrix key [closed]

I have to solve Hill's cipher. I have only cipher text: CGQIYN and key: CFDG. I don't know how to decrypt it, because in all ...
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### Hill Cipher Plaintext Attack: Dealing with Non-uniqueness of Matrix Inverses?

I'm following along with my book. Here is an example of a plaintext attack from it: It is known that: plaintext = 'friday' ciphertext= 'pqcfku' $m$ = 2 We will use this to form the following matrix ...
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### Hill Cipher with unequal matrix

How can we encrypt a text in Hill Cipher with a key matrix that is 3x3 when the plaintext is even like "ATTACKS"? Do we need to add padding like "x" or "z" to make the matrix equal? Thanks.
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### Security of the iterated Hill Cipher

I can understand that the basic Hill Cipher is susceptible to known plaintext attacks, but suppose the Hill Cipher is modified into the Iterated Hill Cipher. For a plaintext $x_0=m_0$ and an ...
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### How can I decode a Hill Cipher without a key? [duplicate]

On my exam, we had to solve this problem: message matrix is: [20, 19, 14; 17, 0 10] and the ciphertext matrix is: ...
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### hill cipher encryption way 1x3 plaintext matrix

Can someone help me with a Hill cipher? When do I have to use: 1x3 plain text matrix (p1, p2, p3) * 3x3 key matrix 3x3 key matrix * 3x1 plain text matrix Or they are both correct? I tried to ...
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### Hill cipher cryptanalysis - known plaintext known key size

Hello I want to know how to go about this problem I know the plaintext "abcdef" and the ciphertext. The key size is 2. I really can't figure out how to find the key for decrypting and encrypting.
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### Calculating the inverse modularity of the determinant for Hill cipher

I'm trying to decrypt a message encrypted with Hill Cipher, but I don't understand how to find the determinant so it solves the equation $det * 1/det = 1 mod 26$. The determinant for my key matrix is ...
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### Hill cipher, unknown letter value

I've been struggling on this problem for a while now : the Hill cipher is well-known to be vulnerable to known-plaintext attack due to its linearity. Given a key matrix $K$ of size $n\times n$, one ...
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### Are there any hand ciphers not obsoleted by computer cryptanalysis? [duplicate]

Computerized cryptanalysis has obviously made formerly "secure" hand ciphers like Playfair, Four Square, and the Hill Cipher obsolete because they can be defeated in seconds. But is there a hand ...
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### Hill Cipher - Unknown plaintext attack, known key [duplicate]

I was wondering if I have the key and the encrypted Hill Cipher message(s). I can definitely figure out the charset involved. But the order is missing. Assuming that I use 37 modulo or higher. How ...
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### Hill-cipher, disordered alphabet

I am going to apply a simple substitution cipher to my input, then encrypt the result with a Hill cipher. How can this be broken, in a chosen-plaintext threat model? In other words, instead of the ...