rotor alternative?

Paul Rubin http
Wed Nov 19 18:23:30 CET 2003


jjl at pobox.com (John J. Lee) writes:
> Quite.  I don't understand why it's deprecated.  We've known since the
> fifties that the algorithm is broken, so wasn't it clear from the
> start that this was for obfuscation, not strong encryption?  Shouldn't
> we just add a warning to the docs (if there's not one there already)??

No.  Using weak cryptographic algorithms for obfuscation should itself
be deprecated.  If there's a need to obfuscate something, that means
that somebody is trying to read it when you don't want them to, and
the correct countermeasure is real encryption, not obfuscation.




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