Could an encrypted random sequence be attacked?

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If we encrypt a random sequence, could it be attacked (does crypt-analysis depend on that the message has a specific meaning? )
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  • TheRealRaven
    Yes and no. It could be attacked, but there'd almost certainly be no way for an attacker to determine success. Random sequence of what? Digits? Letters? Words? Names?
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  • Brijesh
    Hopefully no it can't be attacked i think.
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  • alimannaa
    i mean random sequence of bits????
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  • alimannaa
    and thanks for answering

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  • TheRealRaven
    If it's a random sequence of bits, there's no meaning (no "information"). In that sense, there's no effective attack possible. It's simply impossible to know when to stop. All known attacks could be utilized, but they'd all be pointless.

    That gets us back to "yes and no". It can be attacked; it can't be known if any attack succeeds. So, if the question is "Can it be broken?", then, no, not knowingly.
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