On Sep 6, 2013, at 7:28 AM, Jerry Leichter wrote:
> ...Much of what you say later in the message is that the way we are using 
> symmetric-key systems (CA's and such)...
Argh!  And this is why I dislike using "symmetric" and "asymmetric" to describe 
cryptosystems:  In English, the distinction is way too brittle.  Just a 
one-letter difference - and in including or not the letter physically right 
next to the "s".
                                                        -- Jerry :-)

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