Re: Josef Harne

From: David Wagner (
Date: 08/01/05

Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 17:53:18 +0000 (UTC)

Taliesin wrote:
>according to the book he is/was an Hungarian mathematican who, in 1987,
>was the first one to put forth a nortion of a rotating cleartext
>function in one of his papers...
>with that (it is said in the book) it's impossible to launch a brute
>force attack due to the fact that the machine doing would never know
>that it found the right key...

Don't bother. Digital Fortress is hardly an authoritative source
on the science of cryptography. That book is full of balderdash and
nonsense, when it comes to cryptography, and that particular assertion
was complete junk.