By John F. Dooley
The technology of cryptology is made of halves. Cryptography is the research of ways to create safe platforms for communications. Cryptanalysis is the research of ways to damage these platforms. The clash among those halves of cryptology is the tale of mystery writing. For over 2,000 years, the will to speak securely and secretly has led to the construction of various and more and more advanced structures to guard one's messages. but for each method there's a cryptanalyst making a new strategy to holiday that method. With the appearance of desktops the cryptographer turns out to eventually have the higher hand. New mathematically established cryptographic algorithms that use desktops for encryption and decryption are so safe that brute-force suggestions appear to be the one approach to holiday them – up to now. This paintings strains the background of the clash among cryptographer and cryptanalyst, explores in a few intensity the algorithms created to guard messages, and indicates the place the sector goes within the future.
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066. Is the index of coincidence just wrong? Lets try a different tack and attempt the Kasiski method. Using the Kasiski method, we need to select a string length, say 4, and beginning at the start of the cryptogram, look for sequences of ciphertext of length 4 that repeat further down the cryptogram. According to Kasiski, the distance between the beginnings of each sequence should be a multiple of the key length. We can then go back and look for sequences of length 5, length, 6, etc. If we can find a common factor across all these sets of duplicate sequences, that is a good guess for the key length.
1. 2. Notice how the counts have evened out. The distinctive ‘E’ is not there, nor is the distinctive triple of ‘RST’, or the dips for ‘Z’, ‘J’, and ‘Q’. These characteristics are what spelled the eventual doom of the nomenclator because they made the Vigenère cipher more secure than the usual nomenclator. Why, then, did the nomenclator continue to be used for another 200 years? It was because the Vigenère was more complicated to use and thus more error-prone. Time and again, organizations would abandon use of the Vigenère because it took too long to create cipher messages and errors in encipherment or decipherment made the ciphertext unreadable [3, p.
Second, the Confederates only enciphered part of each message, leaving the rest of the message in the clear. While this may appear to make the cipher stronger because there is less ciphertext for the cryptanalyst to work with in each message, this decision gave the Union cryptanalysts the context in which the ciphertext was created, once again allowing them to more easily guess probable words and parts of the key. Finally, it appears that throughout the war that the Confederates used only three keys for the command level version of the cipher, and one of those keys was only introduced in the waning days of the conflict.
A brief history of cryptology and cryptographic algorithms by John F. Dooley