Alice and Bob

John Newman jnn at
Sat Sep 15 01:30:35 PDT 2018

On September 10, 2018 7:06:43 PM CDT, Steven Schear <schear.steve at> wrote:
>Alice is sending her message to Bob
>Protecting that transmission is crypto's job
>Without the help out of our good friend Trent
>It's hard to get that secret message sent
>Work tries to deposit a check of your salary
>But with no crypto it'll be changed by Mallory
>You think no one will see what it is, you believe?
>But you should never forget, there's always an Eve
>Cause I'm encrypting shit like every single day
>Sending data across the network in a safe way
>Protecting messages to make my pay
>If you hack me you're guilty under the DMCA
>DES is wrong if you listen to NIST
>Double DES ain't no better that got dissed
>Twofish for AES that was Schneier's wish
>Like a shot from the key Rijndael made a swish
>But Blowfish is still the fastest in the land
>And Bruce's uses his fame to make a few grand
>Use ECB and I'll crack your ciphertext
>Try CFB mode to keep everyone perplexed
>[Repeat hook]
>Random numbers ain't easy to produce
>Do it wrong, and your key I'll deduce
>RSA: the only public cipher in the game
>Created it helped give Rivest his fame
>If we could factor large composites in poly time
>We'd have enough money to not have to rhyme
>Digesting messages with a hashing function
>Using SHA-1'ers so I won't cause disfunction
>[Repeat hook]
>Password confirmed

Nice :). It does remind me of Ali G for some reason,
although obviously "he" knows fuck-all about encryption
(and rap).

Big up yourself.

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