An (Important) Disproof Of The One-Time Pad

Blade_Runner_unicorn In a recent TechCrunch article I was quoted calling the one-time pad a “unicorn”. Inevitably, I was roundly criticized. But what none of the commenters (or myself) realized, however, was how appropriate the term “unicorn” was. The perfect security of the one-time pad, like a unicorn, is imaginary. Claude Shannon’s seminal proof of the perfect secrecy of… Read More
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