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Re: VMs: VMS Lookalike encipherment
The dead letters are nulls. I can't say this is definately the way a
medieval cryptographer would have done it but it is simple. The
nulls would have masked the meaning a little.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Elmar Vogt" <elvogt@xxxxxxx>
Sent: 10 July 2005 20:15
Subject: Re: VMs: VMS Lookalike encipherment
> J HALEY wrote:
> > Hi
> > Just in case this hasn't been posted before here is a link
> > to my latest work on a VMS type encipherment. I hope it
> > is self explanatory.
> > http://www.georgeboolefanclub.com/VMSVerboseCipher.html
> > Jeff
> Hi Jeff,
> This looks interesting. I'm not sure if I understood everything correctly.
> (What is the point of the "dead letters"? Why would single-letter words
> the encipherment insecure? Because they are prone to statistical
> But it's very refreshing to see some serious work on the VM again, as
> opposed to Papke-style deus ex machina-solutions.
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