Re: the effects of a spy

2005-11-16 Thread lrk
during real wars. Note that by current standards, Alan Turing could not get a US security clearance. LRK - The Cryptography Mailing List Unsubscribe by sending unsubscribe cryptography to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: public-key: the wrong model for email?

2004-09-17 Thread lrk
On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 04:57:39PM -0700, Bill Stewart wrote: At 10:19 PM 9/15/2004, Ed Gerck wrote: Yes, PKC provides a workable solution for key distribution... when you look at servers. For email, the PKC solution is not workable (hasn't been) and gives a false impression of security. For

Re: Cryptography and the Open Source Security Debate

2004-08-28 Thread lrk
On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 03:17:15PM +0100, Ben Laurie wrote: lrk wrote: My examination of RSAREF and OpenSSL code was more toward understanding how they handled big numbers. It appears both generate prime numbers which are half the length of the required N and with both of the two most

Re: Cryptography and the Open Source Security Debate

2004-08-24 Thread lrk
doesn't guarantee that anyone will do so, especially anyone who's at all good at it. Incidentally, none of the issues that lrk brought up (RSA key being made from an easy to factor composite, a symmetric key that is a weak key, etc.) are unique to PGP. Yep. And I know that. But as my hair

Re: Monoculture / Guild

2003-10-03 Thread lrk
On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 03:34:35PM -0700, John Gilmore wrote: ... it does look very much from the outside that there is an informal Cryptographers Guild in place... The Guild, such as it is, is a meritocracy; many previously unknown people have joined it since I started watching it in