Re: [spam]::Re: [Clips] Banks Seek Better Online-Security Tools

2005-12-13 Thread Jonathan Thornburg
In an earlier message, I wrote I would never use online banking, and I advise all my friends and colleagues (particularly those who _aren't_ computer-security-geeks) to avoid it. Jason Axley asked Why do you not use OLB? Basically, so far as I know the fine print in online bank service

Live Tracking of Mobile Phones Prompts Court Fights on Privacy

2005-12-13 Thread John Gilmore
[See the details at EFF: http://www.eff.org/legal/cases/USA_v_PenRegister/ including the three court orders, and EFF's argument to the first court. The real story is that for years prosecutors have been asking magistrates to issue court orders to track cellphones in real time WITHOUT

Japan Puts Its Money on E-Cash

2005-12-13 Thread R. A. Hettinga
--- begin forwarded text Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 19:10:44 -0500 To: Philodox Clips List [EMAIL PROTECTED] From: R. A. Hettinga [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Japan Puts Its Money on E-Cash No, not *that* E-Cash(tm), but you get the idea... Cheers, RAH ---

[Clips] Hacker attacks in US linked to Chinese military: researchers

2005-12-13 Thread R. A. Hettinga
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Crypto and UI issues

2005-12-13 Thread David Mercer
(Hopefully this is sent as ascii, as I had previously set my gmail to send in utf-8 encoding, as I often send email in french as well as english. -djm) On 12/11/05, James A. Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It is not my position that inability to sign means that the chairman of the board is

Re: crypto wiki -- good idea, bad idea?

2005-12-13 Thread Jason Holt
On Mon, 12 Dec 2005, Paul Hoffman wrote: Or should we just stick to wikipedia? Is it doing a satisfactory job? Also check out the Cryptography Reader: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiReader/Cryptography Matt Crypto set up an article (to clean up) of the day replete with a bar

Re: another feature RNGs could provide

2005-12-13 Thread Jason Holt
On Mon, 12 Dec 2005, Travis H. wrote: One thing I haven't seen from a PRNG or HWRNG library or device is an unpredictable sequence which does not repeat; in other words, a [cryptographically strong?] permutation. This could be useful in all Rich Schroeppel tells me his Hasty Pudding cipher

Re: crypto wiki -- good idea, bad idea?

2005-12-13 Thread Matt R
Travis H wrote: Would a wiki specifically for crypto distribute the burden enough to be useful? Or should we just stick to wikipedia? Is it doing a satisfactory job? The English Wikipedia's crypto coverage is a mixed bag. Out of the 800+ articles, there's a handful of fairly-good entries

Re: Japan Puts Its Money on E-Cash

2005-12-13 Thread Matt Crawford
On Dec 12, 2005, at 18:14, R. A. Hettinga wrote: But would it work in a place like the United States, where 24 percent of transactions are made on credit? Some Americans, analysts note, are already using a version of e- cash to bypass toll lanes on highways. Don't take that as a sign

Re: [Clips] Hacker attacks in US linked to Chinese military: researchers

2005-12-13 Thread Alexander Klimov
On Mon, 12 Dec 2005, R. A. Hettinga wrote: --- begin forwarded text [...] These attacks come from someone with intense discipline. No other organization could do this if they were not a military organization, Paller said in a conference call to announced a new cybersecurity education

Re: [Clips] Banks Seek Better Online-Security Tools

2005-12-13 Thread Peter Clay
On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 07:29:11PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote: For those of you who haven't rolled out a national ID scheme in time, there's still the general identity theft problem, but this affects you even if you don't use online banking. Hmm. What's the evidence that national ID schemes

Re: [Clips] Banks Seek Better Online-Security Tools

2005-12-13 Thread Anne Lynn Wheeler
Peter Clay wrote: Hmm. What's the evidence that national ID schemes reduce credit fraud (what people normally mean when they say ID theft)? How does it vary with the different types of scheme? I've been opposing the UK scheme recently on the grounds of unreliable biometrics and the bad idea