- frequency analysis as a weakness of one-time pad
My lecturer said that the cryptosystem one-time pad, has a weakness which is when it is subject to frequency analysis. But after him trying to explain why that is a weakness of this system I am still unable to see why. Because the frequency of letters is completely irrelevant to the structure of the actual message right? Since a row of 10 a's could correspond to 10 different letters, doesn't that imply that frequency analysis offers no assistance when trying to crack one-time pad?