[Clips] Sony suspends copy-protection scheme on CDs

2005-11-13 Thread R. A. Hettinga
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Re: Fermat's primality test vs. Miller-Rabin

2005-11-13 Thread Joseph Ashwood
- Original Message - From: Charlie Kaufman [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: FW: Fermat's primality test vs. Miller-Rabin In practice, the probability of randomly choosing a Carmichael number of size 250 bits is vanishingly small. I would say that finding any Carmichael number without

RE: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Skype security evaluation]

2005-11-13 Thread Marcel Popescu
Do you have some articles about these protocols? The authoritative reference for TLS is the TLS RFC (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2246.txt). The authoritative reference for IPsec is of course the IPsec RFC (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2401.txt). As to why they wouldn't use these as they stand,

Re: [Clips] [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [IP] Apple tries to patent 'tamper-resistant software']

2005-11-13 Thread Ben Laurie
R. A. Hettinga wrote: In its application, Apple describes a means of securing code using either a specific hardware address or read-only memory (ROM) serial number. Apple also talks about securing the code while interchanging information among multiple operating systems. Mac OS X,

Re: Pseudorandom Number Generator in Ansi X9.17

2005-11-13 Thread Ben Laurie
Terence Joseph wrote: Hi, The Pseudorandom Number Generator specified in Ansi X9.17 used to be one of the best PRNGs available if I am correct. It was? When? I had to replace the OpenSSL PRNG with X9.31 (as has been discussed elsewhere, this is the same PRNG) for the FIPS-140 certification,

[Clips] Feds mull regulation of quantum computers

2005-11-13 Thread R. A. Hettinga
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Re: [Clips] Feds mull regulation of quantum computers

2005-11-13 Thread cyphrpunk
WASHINGTON--Quantum computers don't exist outside the laboratory. But the U.S. government appears to be exploring whether it should be illegal to ship them overseas. A federal advisory committee met Wednesday to hear an IBM presentation about just how advanced quantum computers have

RE: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Skype security evaluation]

2005-11-13 Thread Peter Gutmann
Marcel Popescu [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:owner- [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Peter Gutmann I can't understand why they didn't just use TLS for the handshake (maybe YASSL) and IPsec sliding-window + ESP for the transport (there's a free minimal

Re: FW: Fermat's primality test vs. Miller-Rabin

2005-11-13 Thread Florian Weimer
* Charlie Kaufman: The probability of a single run of Miller-Rabin or Fermat not detecting that a randomly chosen number is composite is almost vanishingly small. How do you chose a random integer, that this, based on which probability distribution? 8-) Anyway, one can show that for some

[Clips] Spies in the Server Closet

2005-11-13 Thread R. A. Hettinga
If this most recent darknet-as-IP-bogeyman meme persists, Hollywood et al. is probably going to make Tim May famous. *That* should be interesting. :-) Cheers, RAH --- --- begin forwarded text Delivered-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 12:59:42 -0500 To: Philodox Clips