Reply to post: Enciphered BEFORE entering the channel!!! Backdoors won't help!!!!

Here we go again: US govt tells Facebook to kill end-to-end encryption for the sake of the children

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Enciphered BEFORE entering the channel!!! Backdoors won't help!!!!

https://simonsingh.net/media/articles/maths-and-science/the-beale-treasure-ciphers/

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Two of the three Beale papers have remained secret for over a century. So the received wisdom that privately devised ciphers are always poor and easily cracked would not seem to be true in all cases.

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So when the politicians get their way (backdoors), all they will find when they extract messages from public services is evidence that their target messaging has been PRIVATELY ENCIPHERED before it entered the public channel. Duh!! For example, this cipher message. (It's a book cipher, probably similar to the Beale example.) Is it a fruit cake recipe? This is the sort of thing that the politicians will be faced with EVEN IF THEY GET THEIR BACKDOORS.

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1B0G0pae0=cP0a7j0PLw1XJ002gU1Mze1VgF1F2f

0WI40J8b1hoz0t8b1VpR15qP122E1opI15YN1mIu

15ey00Mt1SIv11gf1Zvf0C7Q0WJt1TOf0$gf1ftw

0BI90XU01ilT0NNA02SH0qhO0FaK1R2L1qj90Kg=

0f1B08Mi1qLh01ZR1glU06=$0iiI0i3e1H5N0$p5

0RDC1Zbb16ev1KkQ13Nc1S$z03oi06cl1liA0Sqf

10pf0Wgx1Plg1hIE1DjP03cM14do1glD1Gwq1n8H

0wJo0GLb1C921gus0Aqr1hqx10zG0hib0wV41okB

0Zod19JA1keS1ZTG13cV0onx02pB0=bN0Bji0wJk

0F=10spI0ltD0N8R1ZqM0xgg06vO0iVh1nky0vqb

067R1paF1WMD1kai0EIL002n0WVJ1pWn0egF05r=

1WOM0R$a0lGN0Y=u0=JM0sTj1R3k1Q2h1T780D8w

0Kt91N6R0zaZ1TEs15lf0FzC1FDq1eAr18xx1b6x

0vEw0z1h0z7I02My1Xey1lFd0Whe01S90arT0lr7

0yjI04cK1Sxx0pc40pr31L5N0oQm005q09kf03cV

1jfM0STs1RHL0tl20Pt$1Gxp1A1R0nvJ0hGv14WM

0KZv1UJ410Iu1Ad91aV116jc0gUQ1L7P066q0iiO

0b1K1MkK1YV70zHa0KH40=jR0lxf0O9X0OOE1Fcs

1R2o1Pgu0$7f0QHD03zN13J8177m1oQQ09XI15WG

0QMc1jFW0roF1TeJ00JW0RY20QAW1ZQe15rA01i6

0XFk07Zl1TT31MmA0kEf1MTL0Ny51pIi02JS1igg

12Nt1NA81Dm80zNy1i691Vgm0WT00ERM0VNX0DGa

00jF06WJ16RL1Kh40NWG0AqL0uf=1e3n1J$U1Pg6

1PNz0hRx0SZG0fPd0ORt06Kf0kzF1lZI1inI1HiZ

0ySH13Tu0s851HA60DCG0wSV0jao1Jst01nG0NNF

09AL1n7$0ywH0t891aKr0$Dp0Xqe1dLG1Ye5

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What am I missing?

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