[TUHS] OT: Patternless Encryption

Joel Martinez president at coherent-logic.com
Wed Jul 9 03:35:24 AEST 2003

Is it possible to do this with a fixed length key?

> Such a thing exists, it is called a one-time pad.  Generate a
> completely random key as long as the plaintext, and then XOR each
> successive bit of the key with the corresponding bit of the plaintext.
> The result is indistinguishable from random noise; only someone with
> an identical copy of the key can decrypt it (using precisely the same
> method of course).
> --Mirian
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