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Re: Gao's Chaos Cryptosystem Algorithm

At 11:50 PM 9/8/97 -0500, Igor Chudov @ home wrote:
>I think that what Nobuku described is not a private key system (because
>keys cannot be reused), but rather an approach to generating one time pads.

Arrrgh!  No!  If you read the early references, it's clearly a stream cypher, 
and used as such.  The same bitstream is generated at both ends.
Pretending it's a True Random One-Time Pad would be snake oil, 
but that's your mistake, not Nobuku's or Gao's.
It's true that keys cannot be reused, but that's the same for RC4.

>> Do you think means of generating one time pads have been lacking?
>I think that one more good way of doing it would not hurt.
And one more non-truly-random way of doing it just puts more snake oil on
the shelf.
If there are any bytes that are correlated and not independent, it's Bad Pad.

Tim May wrote:
>> Why do you think a private key system, even one based on trendy buzzwords
>> (e,g, "chaos") is interesting?
Crypto mathematics is always interesting, if written well,
and if it's the first time you've seen something rather than Yet Another