rotor alternative?

Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters mertz at gnosis.cx
Wed Nov 19 20:35:19 CET 2003


aaron at reportlab.com (Aaron Watters) wrote previously:
|FWIW it was loosely inspired by RC4 and it seems to scramble
|things up nicely.

For cryptography, "inspired by" is a very bad standard.  Very small
changes to algorithms can hugely lessen their strength.  Moreover,
"seeming to scramble" is almost worthless--good algorithms need
literally years of serious study by very good cryptographers before even
minimal assurances of strength can be made.

Yours, Lulu...

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