Re: [Cryptography] An NSA mathematician shares his from-the-trenches view of the agency's surveillance activities

2013-09-18 Thread Pat Farrell
On 9/18/13 10:44 AM, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote: The enterprise bridge control center certainly does not seem to be Hayden's style either. Hayden is not the type to build a showboat like that. Moving abit OT: On the PBS Newshour coverage of this story, the showed the website of DBI Architects

Re: A mighty fortress is our PKI, Part II

2010-07-29 Thread Pat Farrell
and ubiquitous networking. Why are we still thinking about systems based on 3 inch think paper books? We seem to be solving a problem that no longer exists when you look at it from first principals. Pat -- Pat Farrell

Re: A mighty fortress is our PKI

2010-07-27 Thread Pat Farrell
with business success. Public Key Crypto with out all the cruft of PKI. Its still a good idea. Pat -- Pat Farrell - The Cryptography Mailing List Unsubscribe by sending unsubscribe cryptography to majord

Re: Strength in Complexity?

2008-07-03 Thread Pat Farrell
Peter Gutmann wrote: Pat Farrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: At CyberCash, where we had real RSA/DES in the system, we found that users want convenience, not security I think that's phrasing it a bit badly, it'd be better put as without usability, you won't have users (see the Tor paper

Re: Strength in Complexity?

2008-07-02 Thread Pat Farrell
it look like they had security, but were convenient. Which company was sold for over a Billion? and which went bankrupt? Most attacks are more social engineering than breaking crypto. -- Pat Farrell

Re: Proving the randomness of a random number generator?

2005-12-03 Thread Pat Farrell
is, of course, in a state of sin. John von Neumann, 1951, quoted by Knuth Depending on the language you are using, it is as simple as calling the appropriate random number generator. Of have someone read Knuth's Art of Computer Programming for background on it. -- Pat Farrell http

Re: Difference between TCPA-Hardware and a smart card (was: example: secure computing kernel needed)

2003-12-18 Thread Pat Farrell
method and apparatus, [Ellison], USPTO 6,073,237 (Do a patent number search at Carl invented this as an alternative to Smartcards back in the SET development days. Pat Pat Farrell [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Keyservers and Spam

2003-06-13 Thread Pat Farrell
folks that encouraging self defined trust trees was one of the goals. Of course, if the size of the tree is small enough, you can just use shared secrets. Pat Pat Farrell [EMAIL PROTECTED]