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Campanelli, L (2022)

A Statistical Cryptanalysis of the Beale Ciphers

Preprint.

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Abstract: The encryption method used to encode the second Beale cipher leads to a ε-Benford’s distribution for the first significant digit of the numbers in the coded message. The relative level of deviation from Benford’s law, ε, is about 0.15 for the second decoded cipher. The other two undeciphered codes show a statistically significant deviation from a 0.15-Benford’s law, suggesting that either ciphers 1 and 3 are fake or the encryption method used to encode them is different from the one used for cipher 2.


Bibtex:
@misc{, author = {Campanelli, Leonardo}, year = {2022}, month = {06}, pages = {}, title = {A Statistical Cryptanalysis of the Beale Ciphers}, }


Reference Type: Preprint

Subject Area(s): Statistics