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Definition Edit

Cryptography Edit

[T]he one-time pad is an encryption algorithm with text combined with a random key or 'pad' that is as long as the plain-text and used only once. Additionally, if key is truly random, never reused, and, kept secret, the one-time pad is unbreakable.[1]

References Edit

  1. Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Glossary, Abbreviations and Acronyms (full-text).

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