From: Don Ecsedy <don.nul> Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 11:17:18 -0400 (EDT) Archived: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 06:46:47 -0400 Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told >From: Cathy Reason <Cathym.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 18:53:11 +0100 >Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told >>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers - >>Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 05:42:14 -0400 >>Subject: UFO UpDate: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told >>Source: James Carrion's Follow The Magic Thread >>http://tinyurl.com/bqg5x66 >>Tuesday, May 8, 2012 ><snip> >I find this story rather difficult to understand. "Gardening" >is supposed to work like this: >Imagine you are monitoring Enigma traffic from a German naval >reconnaissance command covering the North Sea. You might >arrange for a destroyer to sail past Dogger Bank at 1300 hrs on >July 15. You can then assume that the subsequent Enigma traffic >will contain the plaintext "destroyer", "Dogger", "1300 hrs" and >"July 15" because the behavior of the German command will be >predictable - they are trained to identify destroyers, time and >place using common terminology, charts and clocks. You can then >use this information to break the cipher. >But once you start relying on naive members of the public >observing mysterious, unfamiliar objects this predictability is >lost. For example one observer might report: >"Saw silver objects in sky Tuesday afternoon" >Another might say: >"Observed glowing things near mountain, about 4.30 pm" >While still a third might say: >"Watched aluminum-colored disks flying at high altitude, sometime >last week" >Each observer will generate a different plaintext to describe >the experience and the result is a potentially open-ended series >of non-overlapping plaintexts. Now it might be possible to deal >with this problem using the computers available in the 1940s, >but it looks like an extraordinarily convoluted and cack-handed >way of going about things. In fact from a cryptanalist's point >of view you are effectively adding additional layers of >encipherment to the text. >Cathy Why would the Soviets encrypt news stories in peacetime? There were no odds of the Luftwaffe or U-Boats interferring with their delivery. Why not just put the clippings, collected by their embassies and consulates, in a 'diplomatic pouch', and fly them to the Kremlin? Regards, Don http://www.foreshadower.net Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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