New Encryption Technique Discovered

MARCH 06, 2007, REDMOND — Microsoft today announced the creation of a new super-secure encryption technique, doubling previous techniques. Dubbed “ROT-26,” the new technique applies a complex mathematical algorithm recently created in Microsoft Research. The previous technique (ROT-13) was only capable of half the complexity.

“This technique heralds a new day for customer privacy,” said John Montgomery, Person Who Has Nothing To Do With The Invention. “By doubling the complexity of time-honored encryption algorithm, Microsoft has enabled a new generation of software to be created.”

Upon hearing of the invention, Bruce Schneier giggled and refused comment.

(Yes, it’s an old joke, but it came up again today.)

Comments (2)

  1. Is it April 1st yet?

  2. johnmont says:

    I don’t know. Has the US government decided to change the date of April 1 to March 8 in addition to messing up my cell phone by changing the date on which daylight savings goes into effect?