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IBM alphaWorks: A Bit Cypher(ABC) - an unbreakable data cypher

Dec 12, 2001, 07:40 (9 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Frank Carlos for this link. ]

"A Bit Cypher (ABC) is a program that runs on Linux that can takes any data file and transform it to a cyphered form that is "reasonably" unbreakable. Given the key used for cyphering, ABC can take the cyphered form and reproduce the original file exactly.

The strength of the cypher comes from the number of keys, 10,000,000,000, and the processing required to determine the mapping for each key, assuming the algorythm is at hand for decyphering."

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