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Caesar cipher

Caesar cipher, is one of the simplest and most widely known encryption techniques. The transformation can be represented by aligning two alphabets, the cipher alphabet is the plain alphabet rotated left or right by some number of positions.

When encrypting, a person looks up each letter of the message in the 'plain' line and writes down the corresponding letter in the 'cipher' line. Deciphering is done in reverse.
The encryption can also be represented using modular arithmetic by first transforming the letters into numbers, according to the scheme, A = 0, B = 1,..., Z = 25. Encryption of a letter x by a shift n can be described mathematically as

Plaintext: colli
cipher variations:
dpmmj eqnnk frool gsppm htqqn
iurro jvssp kwttq lxuur myvvs
nzwwt oaxxu pbyyv qczzw rdaax
sebby tfccz ugdda vheeb wiffc
xjggd ykhhe zliif amjjg bnkkh

Decryption is performed similarly,

(There are different definitions for the modulo operation. In the above, the result is in the range 0...25. I.e., if x+n or x-n are not in the range 0...25, we have to subtract or add 26.)
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Atbash Cipher

Atbash is an ancient encryption system created in the Middle East. It was originally used in the Hebrew language.
The Atbash cipher is a simple substitution cipher that relies on transposing all the letters in the alphabet such that the resulting alphabet is backwards.
The first letter is replaced with the last letter, the second with the second-last, and so on.
An example plaintext to ciphertext using Atbash:
Plain: colli
Cipher: xloor

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Baconian Cipher

To encode a message, each letter of the plaintext is replaced by a group of five of the letters 'A' or 'B'. This replacement is done according to the alphabet of the Baconian cipher, shown below.
a   AAAAA   g    AABBA     m    ABABB   s    BAAAB     y    BABBA
b   AAAAB   h    AABBB     n    ABBAA   t    BAABA     z    BABBB
c   AAABA   i    ABAAA     o    ABBAB   u    BAABB 
d   AAABB   j    BBBAA     p    ABBBA   v    BBBAB
e   AABAA   k    ABAAB     q    ABBBB   w    BABAA
f   AABAB   l    ABABA     r    BAAAA   x    BABAB

Plain: colli
Cipher: AAABA ABBAB ABABA ABABA ABAAA

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Affine Cipher
In the affine cipher the letters of an alphabet of size m are first mapped to the integers in the range 0..m - 1. It then uses modular arithmetic to transform the integer that each plaintext letter corresponds to into another integer that correspond to a ciphertext letter. The encryption function for a single letter is

where modulus m is the size of the alphabet and a and b are the key of the cipher. The value a must be chosen such that a and m are coprime.
Considering the specific case of encrypting messages in English (i.e. m = 26), there are a total of 286 non-trivial affine ciphers, not counting the 26 trivial Caesar ciphers. This number comes from the fact there are 12 numbers that are coprime with 26 that are less than 26 (these are the possible values of a). Each value of a can have 26 different addition shifts (the b value) ; therefore, there are 12*26 or 312 possible keys.
Plaintext: colli
cipher variations:
dpmmjhriizlteeppvaaftxwwvxzsslfdkkrjfggh
nhccxrjyynvluudznqqteqnnkisjjamuffqqwbbg
uyxxwyattmgellskghhioiddyskzzowmvveaorru
frooljtkkbnvggrrxcchvzyyxzbuunhfmmtlhiij
pjeeztlaapxnwwfbpssvgsppmkullcowhhssyddi
wazzyacvvoignnumijjkqkffaumbbqyoxxgcqttw
htqqnlvmmdpxiittzeejxbaazbdwwpjhoovnjkkl
rlggbvnccrzpyyhdruuxiurromwnneqyjjuuaffk
ycbbacexxqkippwokllmsmhhcwoddsaqzziesvvy
jvsspnxoofrzkkvvbgglzdccbdfyyrljqqxplmmn
tniidxpeetbraajftwwzkwttqoyppgsallwwchhm
aeddcegzzsmkrryqmnnouojjeyqffucsbbkguxxa
lxuurpzqqhtbmmxxdiinbfeedfhaatnlsszrnoop
vpkkfzrggvdtcclhvyybmyvvsqarriucnnyyejjo
cgffegibbuomttasoppqwqllgashhweuddmiwzzc
nzwwtrbssjvdoozzfkkpdhggfhjccvpnuubtpqqr
xrmmhbtiixfveenjxaadoaxxuscttkweppaagllq
eihhgikddwqovvcuqrrsysnnicujjygwffokybbe
pbyyvtduulxfqqbbhmmrfjiihjleexrpwwdvrsst
ztoojdvkkzhxggplzccfqczzwuevvmygrrccinns
gkjjikmffysqxxewsttuauppkewllaiyhhqmaddg
rdaaxvfwwnzhssddjoothlkkjlnggztryyfxtuuv
bvqqlfxmmbjziirnbeehsebbywgxxoaitteekppu
imllkmohhauszzgyuvvwcwrrmgynnckajjsocffi
tfcczxhyypbjuufflqqvjnmmlnpiibvtaahzvwwx
dxssnhzoodlbkktpdggjugddayizzqckvvggmrrw
konnmoqjjcwubbiawxxyeyttoiappemclluqehhk
vheebzjaardlwwhhnssxlpoonprkkdxvccjbxyyz
fzuupjbqqfndmmvrfiilwiffcakbbsemxxiiotty
mqppoqslleywddkcyzzagavvqkcrrgoennwsgjjm
xjggdblcctfnyyjjpuuznrqqprtmmfzxeeldzaab
hbwwrldsshpfooxthkknykhhecmddugozzkkqvva
osrrqsunngayffmeabbcicxxsmettiqgppyuillo
zliifdneevhpaallrwwbptssrtvoohbzggnfbccd
jdyytnfuujrhqqzvjmmpamjjgeoffwiqbbmmsxxc
quttsuwppicahhogcddekezzuogvvksirrawknnq
bnkkhfpggxjrccnntyydrvuutvxqqjdbiiphdeef
lfaavphwwltjssbxloorcolligqhhyksddoouzze
swvvuwyrrkecjjqieffgmgbbwqixxmukttcympps

The decryption function is

where a - 1 is the modular multiplicative inverse of a modulo m. I.e., it satisfies the equation

The multiplicative inverse of a only exists if a and m are coprime. Hence without the restriction on a decryption might not be possible. It can be shown as follows that decryption function is the inverse of the encryption function,

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ROT13 Cipher
Applying ROT13 to a piece of text merely requires examining its alphabetic characters and replacing each one by the letter 13 places further along in the alphabet, wrapping back to the beginning if necessary. A becomes N, B becomes O, and so on up to M, which becomes Z, then the sequence continues at the beginning of the alphabet: N becomes A, O becomes B, and so on to Z, which becomes M. Only those letters which occur in the English alphabet are affected; numbers, symbols, whitespace, and all other characters are left unchanged. Because there are 26 letters in the English alphabet and 26 = 2 * 13, the ROT13 function is its own inverse:

ROT13(ROT13(x)) = x for any basic Latin-alphabet text x


An example plaintext to ciphertext using ROT13:

Plain: colli
Cipher: pbyyv

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Polybius Square

A Polybius Square is a table that allows someone to translate letters into numbers. To give a small level of encryption, this table can be randomized and shared with the recipient. In order to fit the 26 letters of the alphabet into the 25 spots created by the table, the letters i and j are usually combined.
1 2 3 4 5
1 A B C D E
2 F G H I/J K
3 L M N O P
4 Q R S T U
5 V W X Y Z

Basic Form:
Plain: colli
Cipher: 3143131342

Extended Methods:
Method #1

Plaintext: colli
method variations:
htqqonyvvtsdaayxiffd

Method #2
Bifid cipher
The message is converted to its coordinates in the usual manner, but they are written vertically beneath:
c o l l i 
3 4 1 1 4 
1 3 3 3 2 
They are then read out in rows:
3411413332
Then divided up into pairs again, and the pairs turned back into letters using the square:
Plain: colli
Cipher: sadnh

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Method #3

Plaintext: colli
method variations:
qccsm ccsmq csmqc
smqcc mqccs

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Permutation Cipher
In classical cryptography, a permutation cipher is a transposition cipher in which the key is a permutation. To apply a cipher, a random permutation of size E is generated (the larger the value of E the more secure the cipher). The plaintext is then broken into segments of size E and the letters within that segment are permuted according to this key.
In theory, any transposition cipher can be viewed as a permutation cipher where E is equal to the length of the plaintext; this is too cumbersome a generalisation to use in actual practice, however.
The idea behind a permutation cipher is to keep the plaintext characters unchanged, butalter their positions by rearrangement using a permutation
This cipher is defined as:
Let m be a positive integer, and K consist of all permutations of {1,...,m}
For a key (permutation) , define:
The encryption function
The decryption function
A small example, assuming m = 6, and the key is the permutation :

The first row is the value of i, and the second row is the corresponding value of (i)
The inverse permutation, is constructed by interchanging the two rows, andrearranging the columns so that the first row is in increasing order, Therefore, is:

Total variation formula:

e = 2,718281828 , n - plaintext length

Plaintext: colli

all 120 cipher variations:
colli colil colli colil coill coill cloli cloil clloi cllio clilo
cliol clloi cllio cloli cloil cliol clilo cillo cilol cillo cilol
cioll cioll oclli oclil oclli oclil ocill ocill olcli olcil ollci
ollic olilc olicl ollci ollic olcli olcil olicl olilc oillc oilcl
oillc oilcl oicll oicll locli locil lolci lolic loilc loicl lcoli
lcoil lcloi lclio lcilo lciol llcoi llcio lloci lloic llioc llico
liclo licol lilco liloc liolc liocl lolci lolic locli locil loicl
loilc lloci lloic llcoi llcio llico llioc lcloi lclio lcoli lcoil
lciol lcilo lilco liloc liclo licol liocl liolc iollc iolcl iollc
iolcl iocll iocll ilolc ilocl illoc illco ilclo ilcol illoc illco
ilolc ilocl ilcol ilclo icllo iclol icllo iclol icoll icoll

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