I have noticed a few posts on here recently about encryption and it got me thinking about writing a my own algorithym.
I know that for an algorithym to be accepted, you need to post both the encrypted text and the algorithym and see if it can be cracked by experts.
I have a formula in mind and will be working on it in the next few days - does anyone know if there is a standard that is used to test new formulas or would I just post my program with a encrypted text and ask people to decrypt it without knowing the key?
Surely, with mention of atomic ratiation and the like, there must be a standard to make the work of breaking the encryption more focused? If the key was something silly, (1024 bits of nonsense etc) then people could miss flaws in the actual code because they would be concerntrating on the key and not the message?
What do you lot think?