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  1. Fun with encryption and randomness

    One way to look at how good encryption is to check how much the encrypted data lacks patterns (looks like random noise). An interesting way to check for patterns in a file is to convert it to a picture and look at it. I got the idea for this from …

  2. Using encryption

    Privacy is a basic human right. However, there are those that would violate those rights. Encryption is a way to keep such people out of your data.


    When I started writing this page, it was about how to use encryption on FreeBSD. During the writing process I realized that …

  3. onepad

    This is a set of programs to encrypt files using one-time-pad encryption. This is an old but theoretically impossible to easily break way of encryption. I came across this method in Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon.

    It works by XOR-ing every byte in the cleartext message with a byte in …

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