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one-time pad Line breaks: one-time pad

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Definition of one-time pad in English:


A pad of keys for a cipher, each page being destroyed after one use, so that each message is sent using a different key.
Example sentences
  • All the agent needs is an innocent looking radio and the right cipher to decode the message using the one-time pad cryptosystem.
  • The classic example of a perfectly secure cipher system is the one-time pad.
  • The first three digits of the message would indicate whether a live message was included for him, in which case he would scroll out the message, contained in five-digit groups, and decode the message using his one-time pad.
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