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Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 22:55:21 -0400
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At 9:24 PM +0100 7/4/06, AUSTEIN OBYRNE wrote:

> 'AdaCrypt' Vector Cryptography is announced on this site below with some background theory of the cryptography - very little about Ada..
>   - four one-time pad type ciphers are up and running on the bench although not discussed on the site -

"The software is a modern realisation of a 1918 cipher called a One-Time-Pad,"

Basically all snake-oil cryptography claims to emulate a one time pad.
One time pads are good.  Their strength comes from having a true random
key as long as the data to be encrypted.  In modern terms, that means
that for each 600 megabytes you will ever transfer, you have identical
one time pad (key) CDROMs at each end of the connection (and nowhere else).

Cryptography that claims to emulate one time pads with less onerous keying
requirements does not come close to the security of one time pads.  Those
who claim that it does are not to be trusted. 
Larry Kilgallen