symmetric encryption broken
rabbi at quickie.net
Sun Mar 11 18:43:04 CET 2001
On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Michael H. Warfield:
> > Huh... Wait a minute. You're encrypting it once and then
> > encrypting it a second time. What are you trying to accomplish here?
> Some ciphers are symmetric. If you DES-encrypt something, and then "encrypt"
> the ciphertext again, you magically get the plaintext back.
Uhhh... not quite. With "symmetric" ciphers, you use the same key to
encrypt as well as decrypt.
Methinks you're a bit confused.
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