autokey cipher

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Etymology: aut- + key
: a cipher in which each letter serves as key for the next letter or for one at a constant interval

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  • Hill cipher — Hill s cipher machine, from figure 4 of the patent In classical cryptography, the Hill cipher is a polygraphic substitution cipher based on linear algebra. Invented by Lester S. Hill in 1929, it was the first polygraphic cipher in which it was… …   Wikipedia

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