At 11:18 AM 6/1/03 -0400, Ian Grigg wrote:
This sounds workable in theory, but in practice,
one has to work with the skills base of the users
and the stress of the work.

Terrorists are generally not adept at technical
work.  They are not really chosen for their
skills;  more their loyalty, their anger, and
often their simplistic belief in "some other
bad guy" stories.  Terrorists are like soldiers,
mostly drawn from the lower echelons of society,
with a small smattering of bright sparks who
rise to the top (if they survive at all).  If
they could master technically challenging tools
like crypto then they'd not be terrorists, they'd
be out there making a living.

Yeah, I suspect you're right. And the big problem with these threshhold schemes is that non-cryptographers end up unable to figure out what the heck is going on with them. Once you get past 2/n schemes, most peoples' eyes glaze over.


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