kryptyomic, a library for symmetric stream and file encryption.
Copyright (C) 2000 Guillaume Vareille
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kryptyomic is a library for symmetric stream and file encryption.
each letter of a password up to (256*256 bytes) is used as an unsigned byte
integer value to seed a pseudo-random serie, a simple combo from the public
domain: the period of the combo exceeds 2^60. this combo can be replaced by
any other pseudo random number generator.
each random serie is seeded with a letter of the password plus a pseudo
number from the previous serie.
these series are used in random order to produce one new pseudo random
for the encryption and one to determine the next series to use.
then we use the next series to produce one number, and so on.
the pseudo random series are used to generate a substitution table
this allows the replacement of a two-byte value by its corresponding
unique two-byte value from the substitution table.
(a smaller substitution table of 256 bytes is used where single-byte encoding is necessary).
the stream is considered as a succession of two-byte values.
the value is obtained from the stream: val0
we generate one two-byte pseudo random number: aTwoByteRandNumber
we xor the value and the pseudo random number: val1 = val0 XOR aTwoByteRandNumber
we take the corresponding value in the grid: val2 = SubstitutionTable [ val1 ]
we xor the value with the same pseudo random number: val3 = val2 XOR aTwoByteRandNumber
we put the value in the output stream.
val1 = val0 XOR aTwoByteRandNumber
val2 = SubstitutionTable [ val1 ]
val3 = val2 XOR aTwoByteRandNumber
note: if we don't do the substitution table step, no encryption is
(ie. if val2 equals val1 then val3 equals val0).
to perform decryption we follow the same method but before running the
we just reverse the substitution table once (such as val1 = ReverseSubstitutionTable[val2])