From: "H. E. Taylor"
Organization: Organization? What organization?!
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Subject: Re: the FBI and 1 time pads
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 23:54:57 -0700
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 23:54:57 CDT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> I watched that PBS special on the Atom Bomb spies.
> They talked about one time pads used by the Soviets
> and said that even today's super computers cannot
> break the pad. is this true? if so, then even such simple
> methods as were used 50 years ago could still be used
> today and not even the NSA or the FBI would be able
> to figure out what the encrypted message is?
> every word had a number, then some random numbers were
> added to them, then something else was done. I guess unless
> you had access to the pad you cant decode the message.
> if so, why the need for RSA, Blowfish, 128-bit, PGP, TEA, etc.?
> The bad old Ruskies didnt use them, neither did the Germans in
> WWII, and if it wasnt for human error, their encrypted messages
> would not have been decoded.
This question would be more likely to get a useful answer
in . One problem with one time pads is
that sender and receiver must both have the same list
of 'random numbers'.
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