Questions tagged [pen-and-paper]

The term "pen and paper" can practically be interpreted as "using no tools like electronic devices", since it targets cryptographic functions, schemes, and procedures which can be handled by humans who have nothing more available than the option to use manual writing. So, "pen and paper" can also mean "pencil and post-it", "chalkboard and chalk", "wall and spraycan", etc.

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Authentication over the phone?

Are there any known good methods of performing authentication over the phone in a way that's not susceptible to replay attacks? The specific scenario that comes to mind is having an automated call ...
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Is there a name for strong human-computable encryption schemes? Are there definitions for “human-computable”?

Background: There is some interest in encryption schemes meant for humans to perform without computational aid. (Relevant questions here, here, and here.) People often cite the VIC pen-and-paper ...
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Is there a password hash function with a human component?

Sort of Related: Is there a cryptographic hash function that can be performed with pencil and paper? One problem with hashing passwords is that the attacker has more of everything it seems. More ...
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Easiest Simple-Key Hand Cipher

I need a little help choosing the right cipher. I'm looking for a simple pen-and-paper cipher that is easy enough for kids to quickly decode by hand, preferably using an alphanumeric decoding table ...
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Using Alberti Disks to Create a Strong Cipher

Could one use three different disks set at different positions and encrypt a strong message? For example: Wheel 1: A = J Wheel 2: A = E Wheel 3: A = B First letter is encrypted using 1 and then ...