Applied Cryptanalysis: Breaking Ciphers in the Real World by Mark Stamp, Richard M. Low

By Mark Stamp, Richard M. Low

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For a codebook with 5-digit codewords, the addition would be taken modulo 100,000. In this case, the i t h ciphertext word would be Ci = F ( P i ) Aj (mod 100,000), + where F ( X ) is the result of looking up plaintext word X in the codebook, Aj is the additive and P i is the plaintext. To decrypt, Pi = Fpl(Ci - Aj (mod 100,000)), where F - l ( Y ) is the plaintext word that corresponds t o codeword Y . Note that the additive book is required t o encrypt or decrypt a message. Often, the starting point in the additive book was selected at random by the sender and sent in the clear (or in a slightly obfuscated form) at the start of the transmission.

The brilliant cryptanalytic work of Rejewski’s team eventually made its way to Britain, where the British were rightly amazed. A group of British cryptanalysts that included Gordon Welchman and computing pioneer Ala,n Turing took up the Enigma challenge. The Enigma attack that we describe here is similar to one developed by Turing, but much simplified. Our attack--which relies on known plaintext--is easily implemerited on a modern computer, but would have been impractical using WWII technology.

3-is a non-rotor polyalphabetic cipher that was a contemporary of the Enigma. In contrast to the Enigma, Purple was a bulky and fragile device that could never have survived under battlefield conditions. WORLDWARII CIPHERS 32 Hardware rotors are easy to understand, but it is slightly awkward to rnathernatically specify the permutations that correspond to the various positions of the rotor. A good analysis of these issues can be found in [go]; here we briefly discuss some of the main points. For simplicity, consider a rotor with four letter, A through D.

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