Encrypting a short string?

David H Wild dhwild at talktalk.net
Tue Feb 19 23:33:48 CET 2008

In article <13rmlec867jcnc2 at corp.supernews.com>,
   Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> wrote:
> > I really don't recommend the ROT13 cipher, as this is extremely easy to
> > crack.  Most grade school kids could break this one in seconds.  ;-)

> I think you missed the point. Any recommendation to use ROT13 is likely
> to be a joke. A recommendation to use Triple ROT13 is *absolutely* a
> joke.

ROT13 does have a legitimate use, but it's not as a cypher. It is really
the equivalent of the newspaper quiz where the answers are upside down at
the bottom of the page. By doing this you stop seeing the answers too

David Wild using RISC OS on broadband

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