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Re: Encryption/hashing algorithm.

by ncw (Friar)
on Sep 12, 2001 at 23:46 UTC ( #111996=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Encryption/hashing algorithm.

This looks to me like a CRC algorithm.

If it is (and I haven't analysed it extensively) it is not very well implemented.

Crypto-wise the algorithm is linear and hence trivially insecure. It may be a reasonable hashing algorithm for a certain class of problem, but it certainly isn't a good encryption algorithm.

Here is a guide to CRCs "everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask..."

http://www.dementia.org/~strong/public/faqs/crc.faq.txt

And here is my favourite reference for crypto design

Applied Cryptography

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