Re: Enigma machine strenght using a computer



Jean-François Michaud wrote:
... The idea is to allow for complex
generation of 'random data' used as OTP keys XORed against plain text.
The keys could even be pre generated whenever cycles aren't used to
speed up the process (this is most probably a better solution). We
would then have machines that can generate identical OTP keys given a
synchronization cue based on an initial machine state.

That's not a OTP. Shannon's proof of security of the OTP does not apply to your proposal. You've got a stream cipher, at best.

--Mike Amling
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