one-time pad

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one-time pad (plural one-time pads)

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  1. (cryptography) A form of encryption where each bit or character from the plaintext is encrypted by a modular addition with a bit or character from a secret random key (or pad) of the same length as the plaintext.
    One-time pads have been proven to be impossible to crack if used correctly.