Accession Number:

ADA009806

Title:

Equivalences of Vigenere Systems Over Finite Groups.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CLEMSON UNIV S C DEPT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The classical Vigenere system for enciphering secret messages, named after Blaise de Vigenere 1523-1596, is well-known in cryptography. While a cryptogram enciphered by this method is readily solved by cryptanalysts, using such tools as probable words, repeated patterns and frequence analysis to construct a cryptographically equivalent system, it is interesting to study equivalence of Vigenere systems from a mathematical point of view. Such a study is the purpose of the present paper.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE