Re: Another Crypting System

C Matthew Curtin (cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com)
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 10:00:22 -0400 (EDT)


>>>>> "Johan" == Johan Hartzenberg <JohanH@CCMA.org.za> writes:

Johan> I don't know much about crypting algorythms and I don't know
Johan> how to calculate the time needed to brute force crack the
Johan> algorythm.

Stop there. :-)

Before you get into cipher design, you're going to need to at least be
able to understand what other ciphers are doing. If you do not learn
from their mistakes, you are doomed to repeat them.

Get the Cryptography FAQs, including the Snake Oil FAQ and the RSA
Crypto FAQ, and Applied Cryptography, 2nd Edition.

http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/cryptography-faq/top.html
http://www.counterpane.com/

www.counterpane.com's httpd seems to be not answering right now, so
I can't get the precise URL for AC2e, but it should be relatively easy
to find.

Hope that helps!

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