By Topic

On breaking a Huffman code

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
D. W. Gillman ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Toronto Univ., Ont. ; M. Mohtashemi ; R. L. Rivest

We examine the problem of deciphering a file that has been Huffman coded, but not otherwise encrypted. We find that a Huffman code can be surprisingly difficult to cryptanalyze. We present a detailed analysis of the situation for a three-symbol source alphabet and present some results for general finite alphabets

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 3 )