Re: [Cryptography] Radioactive random numbers

2013-09-13 Thread Chris Kuethe
(curse you anti-gmail-top-posting zealots...) On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 3:47 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote: Another whacky idea... Given that there is One True Source of randomness to wit radioactive emission, has anyone considered playing with old smoke detectors? Yep. For fun I

Re: security questions

2008-08-06 Thread Chris Kuethe
On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 8:23 AM, Peter Saint-Andre [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wells Fargo is requiring their online banking customers to provide answers to security questions such as these: *** ... *** It strikes me that the answers to many of these questions might be public information or

Re: the joy of enhanced certs

2008-06-05 Thread Chris Kuethe
On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 12:51 PM, Perry E. Metzger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: An object lesson in this just fell in my lap -- I just got my first email from a spammer that links to a web site that uses such a cert, certified by a CA I've never heard of (Starfield Technologies, Inc.) starfield =

Re: Seagate announces hardware FDE for laptop and desktop machines

2007-09-07 Thread Chris Kuethe
On 9/6/07, Jacob Appelbaum [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Seagate recently announced a 1TB drive for desktop systems and a 250GB laptop drive. What's of interest is that it appears to use a system called DriveTrust for Full Disk Encryption. It's apparently AES-128. Yes, but will it work on my

Re: (Short) Intro and question

2007-01-08 Thread Chris Kuethe
On 1/6/07, Allen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: One of the questions that I have been raising is trust and how to ensure that that it is not misplaced or eroded over time. Which leads me to my question for the list: I can see easily how to do split key for 2 out of x for key recovery, but I can't seem

Re: Dirty Secrets of noise based RNGs

2006-07-05 Thread Chris Kuethe
On 7/4/06, Thor Lancelot Simon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 2) Hifn used to make this documentation publically available but access to it now requires permission from Hifn sales -- it has been password protected on their public web site. In other words, after years of design wins based on

Re: European country forbids its citizens from smiling for passport photos

2005-09-17 Thread Chris Kuethe
On 9/17/05, William Allen Simpson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Do you really need to click on this link to know which one it is? I guess we should give neutral facial expressions for the photo, then smile (or frown) while in the

Re: Another entry in the internet security hall of shame....

2005-08-26 Thread Chris Kuethe
On 8/26/05, Steven M. Bellovin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ... If you don't trust your (or your correspondents') IM servers, it may be a different situation. I haven't read Google's privacy policies for IM; if it's anything like gmail, they're using automated tools that look at your messages

Re: WYTM - but what if it was true?

2005-06-27 Thread Chris Kuethe
On 6/26/05, Dan Kaminsky [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It is not necessary though that there exists an acceptable solution that keeps PC's with persistent stores secure. A bootable CD from a bank is an unexpectedly compelling option, as are the sort of services we're going to see coming out of all

Re: How secure is the ATA encrypted disk?

2005-05-26 Thread Chris Kuethe
On 4/8/05, James A. Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: -- Every ATA disk contains encryption firmware, though not all bioses allow you to use it. Not all drives contain this encryption firmware, which isn't actually encryption firmware. It's more of a login feature. You have to send the drive

Re: link-layer encryptors for Ethernet?

2005-02-09 Thread Chris Kuethe Maybe one of these nifty looking general dynamics widgets is what you're after? -- GDB has a 'break' feature; why doesn't it have 'fix' too?

Re: link-layer encryptors for Ethernet?

2005-02-07 Thread Chris Kuethe says that there are. There's even a widget that supposedly runs up to gigabit. I'm enough of a freenix zealot though that I'd build one out of a couple of opteron boxen with gig ether cards and run

Re: Conspiracy Theory O' The Day

2005-01-05 Thread Chris Kuethe
On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 15:41:12 -0500, John Denker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Udhay Shankar N wrote: I just got a batch of spam: perfectly justified blocks of random-looking characters. Makes me wonder if somebody is trying to train Bayesian filters to reject PGP messages. Or someone is trying

Re: 3DES performance

2004-12-08 Thread Chris Kuethe
On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 13:33:27 +0100, Lee Parkes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, I'm working on a project for a company that involves the use of 3DES. They have asked me to find out what the overheads are for encrypting a binary file. There will be quite a lot of traffic coming in (in the region