RE: Encryption padding

Dear Ned,

--On Montag, 13. November 2000 10:46 -0800 "Smith, Ned" 
<> wrote:

> One approach could be to hash the contents and return the encrypted
> hash value. It will always be the same size. Since the possible
> choices are few, the recipient can easily compare hash values from
> the set of possible answers.

But this is an application specific scenario only interesting if you have a 
set of possible (allowed) element contents:


<presidential_vote>Al Gore</presidential_vote>
<presidential_vote>George Bush</presidential_vote>

hashed plaintext:


encrypted hashes:


But how do you want to come from the hashed form back to plaintext?

Christian Geuer-Pollmann

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Received on Monday, 13 November 2000 14:52:11 UTC