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New "unbreakable" encryption based on human biology


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#1 Casey_boy

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:59 AM

New "unbreakable" encryption based on human biology
A new method of encrypting confidential information has been patented by scientists at Lancaster University, UK

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April 05, 2014 // 14:45 PM GMT

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Researchers from the Department of Physics at Lancaster University, UK, have patented "an encryption scheme that is so nearly unbreakable that it will be equally unwelcome to internet criminals and official eavesdroppers".

They were modelling how the human heart and lungs pass information between themselves to co-ordinate their rhythmic cycles. They have since filed a patent to implement their complex mathematical model to producing a near-unbreakable encryption method.

The method works by encrypting data using a cipher which makes use of the "coupling functions" between interacting dynamical systems. In the words of the researchers themselves:

"The idea is for the sender to encrypt information at the transmitter as time variations of the coupling functions between a pair of dynamical systems, e.g., electronic oscillators or lasers, analogous to the heart and lungs. At the receiver end, the information is decrypted with another pair of dynamical systems, identical to those in the transmitter and interacting via the same coupling functions, using Bayesian inference."

This method offers an infinite number of encryption keys and allows for several encrypted streams to be transmitted at the same time.

In short: this means the new method is virtually impossible to crack. Let's just hope the research turns into a real-world application.


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Source: Lancaster University - Publication: Phys. Rev X

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:33 PM

If this is use on ransomware, what will happen?

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:23 PM

The MSP in me says you better be sure your BDR is up to snuff.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:33 AM

Exactly.  It's almost to the point you should require a password for all changes to files, but then that is such a pain.



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:42 PM

My closest buds and I found the perfect secure transmission of sensitive and personal data.  We go camping to a place without electronic waves, a dead spot where our mobile devices dont work.  Even then there are the sateliites. 

 

Any new encryption is welcome, especially if governments don't have it.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:10 PM

Exactly.  It's almost to the point you should require a password for all changes to files, but then that is such a pain.

Linux has that now, Updates, Software installs, All need a root password. Try changing a file of any type in your root directory, I do not see a problem with it.


Edited by NickAu1, 14 May 2014 - 11:19 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:18 AM

My closest buds and I found the perfect secure transmission of sensitive and personal data....

I thought you were going to say you write it down on paper and give it to each other personally, after this... :lmao:



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:54 PM

 

My closest buds and I found the perfect secure transmission of sensitive and personal data....

I thought you were going to say you write it down on paper and give it to each other personally, after this... :lmao:

 

Naaw.  You see how clearly your house appears on Google Earth?  The military satellites are better, much better. We have to stop the proliferation of video cameras now while there is still a chance. They don't prevent crime; although they may aid in the apprehension of criminals after the commission of the crime. 

 

I don't know if we are safe from ease drops in the woods. Only way keep a secret is don't tell anyone and have a cyanide tooth so they can't torture it out of you.  If captured and shackled bite your tongue and bleed to death.  Short of that I recommend we talk to our kin, kith, friends, and neighbors to alert them to danger of constant monitoring of the public.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:17 PM

That's it, I'm taking the family and we're moving back to the cave. Once I roll the boulder in front of the entrance we will be safe again, like the days of yore.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:12 PM

 

You see how clearly your house appears on Google Earth?

And they cant find that missing jet, or tell if something floating in the water is bits of that Malasian jet or just rubbish.






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