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
early.

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