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CHAPTER 2: CLASSICAL ENCRYPTION TECHNIQUES

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Question;TRUE OR FALSE;T F 1.;Symmetric encryption remains by;far the most widely used of the;two types of encryption.;T F 2.;Rotor machines are sophisticated precomputer hardware devices;that use substitution techniques.;T F 3.;Symmetric encryption is a form of cryptosystem in which;encryption and decryption are performed using;different keys. It is;also known as non- conventional encryption.;T F 4.;With the use of symmetric encryption, the principal security;problem is maintaining the secrecy of the;key.;T F 5.;The process of converting from plaintext to ciphertext is known as;deciphering or decryption.;T F 6.;The algorithm will produce a different output depending on the;specific secret key being used at the;time. The exact substitutions;and transformations performed by the;algorithm depend on the;key.;T F 7.;When using symmetric encryption it is very important to keep the;algorithm secret.;T F 8.;On average, half of all possible keys must be tried to achieve;success with a brute-force attack.;T F 9. Ciphertext generated using a;computationally secure encryption;scheme;is impossible for an opponent to decrypt simply because;the required information is not there.;T F 10. Monoalphabetic ciphers are easy to;break because they reflect the;frequency data of the original alphabet.;T F 11.;As with Playfair, the strength of the Hill cipher is that it;completely hides single letter;frequencies.;T F 12.;A scheme known as a one-time pad is unbreakable because it;produces random output that bears no;statistical relationship to;the plaintext.;T F 13. The one-time pad has unlimited;utility and is useful primarily for;high-bandwidth channels requiring low;security.;T F 14.;The most widely used cipher is the Data Encryption Standard.;T F 15. Steganography renders the message;unintelligible to outsiders by;various transformations of the text.

 

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