Re: This is not new at all...
Well, actually, no. Let's say that I make an algorithm to cipher something. Except my method of making ciphertext involves making random characters. That's it. Are you going to decipher a file made of totally random characters? :D
Originally posted by mr_unforgiven
Trust me this is not new at all and to close this out...PGP is not "pretty good at all" because if you knew the sequence/formula then you would know that it is a weak program to begin with! It is stictly logical...anything that can be ciphered can be deciphered!
Do you mean PGP is weak because of: (check all that apply)
Key length is pretty variable, I was given to understand. Just keep adding bits until you have it as powerful as you need, since the possibilities increase exponentially for a linear increase in key size...
As for the algorithm... What do you mean? It's PUBLIC/PRIVATE key cyptography. Just because I can encrypt a message with my key X, turning it into ciphertext, doesn't mean I can decrypt the exact same ciphertext with the same key. It is set up so that is not possible.
Basically, you can only decrypt messages made with key A with key B, and only decrypt messages made with key B by using key A to decrypt... Were you thinking that PGP was a single-key system? The algorithm code isn't secret.
Re: Re: FBI Virus Cracks Encryption
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Originally posted by Conf1rm3d_K1ll
I have to agree......:fpissed:
Could you give me the link to the site that you got this information from?
Re: Re: This is not new at all...
I knew that pgp isn't all that good, there was an Open Source encription program that was better that gov't standards, damn what was it called ?????........................