[Resource Topic] 2008/408: The Enigmatique Toolkit

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The Enigmatique Toolkit

Authors: Christopher Billings


Abstract: This paper describes a new method of creating systems of poly-alphabetic, symmetric ciphers with a large set of algorithms. The method uses two translation tables containing the code-text character set, one for encryption and the other for decryption. After each character is encrypted or decrypted, these tables are permuted through a series of pseudo random, pairwise swaps. The implementation of alternative swap formulas leads to systems with large sets of encryption/decryption algorithms. Systems that contain more than a googol (1E100) algorithms have been easily implemented. An algorithm set can be easily sub-setted, producing hierarchical systems where a program may contain a single algorithm or a portion of the full set. The strength of these systems has not been determined. However strength can be inferred through the use of a substantial number of numeric keys , pseudo random number generators, algorithm switching, and other features.

ePrint: https://eprint.iacr.org/2008/408

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