The countries that trusted bugged Swiss encryption devices
punks at tfwno.gf
Fri Aug 13 10:50:41 PDT 2021
On Fri, 13 Aug 2021 03:29:33 -0400
grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-time_pad
> > "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
> > pad"
> > So...the technique is older than 1940s...
> The technique, yes, a general proof of perfect secrecy, no.
that 'proof' is useless academic bullshit.
on the other hand, I'd bet whoever invented the OTP (and it obv can be earlier than miller) knew that one 'key' could be used to 'decrypt' any text - which is what the 'proof' of 'perfect secrecy' amounts to.
The key fact here is that the OTP was well known and it's 'odd' to suppose it was not used since the time it was invented.
> 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
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