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    【Name】CipherText
    【Version】1.1.0
    【Price】USD 1.99, Drop to USD 0.99 for a limited time. (2011 oct 1 - oct 7)

    【Appstore】itunes.apple.com/us/app/cipertext/id466202029?mt=8

    【Description】
    ☆ This App can encrypt and decrypt a text by using a series of different keys based on the letters of a KEYWORD or SENTENCE. You are responsible for setting the KEYWORD or SENTENCE.
    1. After the text encrypted, you can send it to your friends using the build-in mail and message functionality, or copy it to the pasteboard in order to paste it anywhere else. Your friends will never know the content of the cipher text if he/she haven't been told the keys.
    2. When you receive a cipher text and a Keyword or Sentence, the App can decrypt the cipher text for you. On the other side, if a Keyword or Sentence were not sent to you, or the Keyword were not correct, you will never obtain the correct plain text.

    ☆ This App was designed based on Vigenres cipher. This cipher is well known because while it is easy to understand and implement, it often appears to beginners to be unbreakable; this earned it the description le chiffre indchiffrable (French for 'the indecipherable cipher'). Consequently, many people have tried to implement encryption schemes that are essentially Vigenre ciphers, only to have them broken.
    The Vigenre cipher is simple enough to be a field cipher if it is used in conjunction with cipher disks. The Confederate States of America, for example, used a brass cipher disk to implement the Vigenre cipher during the American Civil War. The Confederacy's messages were far from secret and the Union regularly cracked their messages. Throughout the war, the Confederate leadership primarily relied upon three key phrases, "Manchester Bluff", "Complete Victory" and, as the war came to a close, "Come Retribution".

    This App works differently from the brass cipher disk, the key phrases are set by yourself. It's the one-time key which would never be decrypted.
    Last edited by st.mayer; 10-02-2011 at 09:16 PM.
    10-02-2011 09:53 AM
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