i think a demo is in order. the original image is at the left. the following image was brute forced.
one of the images is 45% of the correct key. one of the images is 60% of the correct key. one of the images is 100% the correct key. i will let you make up your own mind as to which image is the correct key. all i did was enlarge the image by two only to show the distortion more clearly.
<meow "show the distortion more clearly" > i will let you make up your own mind to how much of the actual image you really need to make a positive identification.
i would like to conclude this debate with the demo. thank you all for participating in the debate.
real life example.
there was this file of pedo that put up on the internet a image of himself that was swirled. he thought that it could not be unswirled. someone unswirled that image enough for law enforcement to make a positive identification. it was on amw. although it was not a one time pad it is a good example of what can be done and how much it takes to make a positive identification. as i recall it was undone about 80%.
if there was a brand new car in front of you. behind you is this large warehouse filled with millions of keys. if it were a contest they would put a time limit on you so that you would be less likely to unlock the car and drive off with it the winner. for the analogy we will give you all the time it takes to try every single key. for one individual that would be a long chore. it might take you four weeks or more. but for an agency or large corporation they could put many employees on the task to find the correct key. that would shorten the time it takes to find the correct key.
with a file it is more of a matter of percentage of file undone with the correct key for that byte. i like the focus analogy or percent of file undone.
yes i had a little fun with the porn generator concept to make a point. remember you were the ones saying "you can not see the tree through all the woodies".
no i am not a troll and i am not trolling. the quote put up with red in it was what laserlight said. the demo should show you what really happens based on actual experience.
this concludes the one time pad debate.