The countries that trusted bugged Swiss encryption devices
grarpamp at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 00:29:33 PDT 2021
On 12/2/20, Punk-BatSoup-Stasi 2.0 <punks at tfwno.gf> wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Dec 2020 01:49:23 -0500
> grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> XOR OTP was known impenetrable
>> since the 40's.
> interestingly wikimierda has this bit
> "First described by Frank Miller in 1882, the one-time pad was
> re-invented in 1917. On July 22, 1919, U.S. Patent 1,310,719 was issued to
> Gilbert Vernam for the XOR operation used for the encryption of a one-time
> So...the technique is older than 1940s...
The technique, yes, a general proof of perfect secrecy, no.
Up until the proof, at the earliest ca. (Shannon 1949 public, 1945 classified)
and (Kotelnikov 1941 classified), all they had was a hunch that something
magical was happening... a theory, but did not really know if it was snakeoil
or not until then. To the luck of earlier users, it turned out solid, though
improper usage still fell to things like VENONA.
A Mathematical Theory of Cryptography, Memorandum MM 45-110-02, Sept.
1, 1945, Bell Laboratories.
Sergei N Molotkov (Institute of Solid-State Physics, Russian Academy
of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow region, Russian Federation) (22
February 2006). "Quantum cryptography and V A Kotel'nikov's one-time
key and sampling theorems". Physics-Uspekhi. Institute of Solid-State
Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow region,
Russian Federation. 49 (7): 750–761. Bibcode:2006PhyU...49..750M.
doi:10.1070/PU2006v049n07ABEH006050. Retrieved 2009-05-03. PACS
numbers: 01.10.Fv, 03.67.Dd, 89.70.+c and openly in Russian Квантовая
криптография и теоремы В.А. Котельникова об одноразовых ключах и об
1990's rapidly disappearing...
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