Vigenère Cipher

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Title

Vigenère Cipher

Subject

Vigenère cipher

Description

The Vigenère cipher was created in the 16th-century by French cryptographer Blaise de Vigenère. It was revered as "le chiffre indéchiffrable" or "the unbreakable cipher" for many years after its invention.

It works by concealing the original plaintext with multiple different monoalphabetic substitution ciphers, known as polyalphabetics. In other words, it uses multiple cipher alphabets and shifts the by different amounts- based on the encryption key.

Creator

Blaise de Vigenère

Source

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Vigenere-cipher

Publisher

Britannica

Date

16th Century

Contributor

Gustavus J. Simmons

Format

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Language

English

Type

Figure

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Original Format

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Citation

Blaise de Vigenère, “Vigenère Cipher,” Ciphers and Encryption, accessed April 14, 2021, https://crypto.omeka.net/items/show/9.