Cryptoogle – Google One Time Pad Encryption
Cryptoogle is a new kind of encryption developed by the frozenbill, JaggedEdges or Gnome (whichever you know him by, it’s all the same person). Cryptoogle is designed to serve as an algorythm for securing data and putting a time-bomb on it. Whatever key you choose gets put through a Google query. Cryptoogle then assembles the results and uses this compilation as a key in a Blowfish cipher on whatever data you want to hide. The decrypter works exactly in reverse. This simple algorythm can protect your data far more than a normal cipher can.
Basically, the results returned by Google are used as a One Time Pad. But since the results found now, and in a few minutes/hours/days would be different, the original One Time Pad will be eventually lost. How effective is it? Very; this kind of Temporary One Time Pad seems to be quite secure, though its content is not very random. How long does it last? my tests varied depending on the Key used for the Google search, words like ‘google’, ‘microsoft’ lasted at least a few hours (they may still work now), while more common words like names of people lasted a few minutes.
BTW: I have seen more than once that the key didn’t work on one attempt, while it worked on another attempt… Google’s results appear to vary from request to request… could be that the Ads are affecting this as well?
Also I noted that writing a long sentence as the key, i.e. causing Google to return a single hit, was most effective in keeping the decryption working hours after the encryption took place.
(Thanks to WhiteAcid for pointing out this website)