Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems
Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems is a paper published by Claude Shannon discussing cryptography from the viewpoint of information theory. It is one of the foundational treatments (primitives) of modern cryptography. It is also a proof that all theoretically unbreakable (un-crack-able) ciphers must have the same requirements as the one-time pad encryption algorithm.
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- Shannon, Claude. "Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems", Bell System Technical Journal, vol.28(4), page 656–715, 1949.