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Re: Administrivia: List Compromised due to Mailman Vulnerability
From: bkfsec <bkfsec () sdf lonestar org>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 10:07:06 -0500
Anders Langworthy wrote:
Which of course brings up the interesting proposition that if
Schrodinger's Cat were on the net, where would it's box be?
Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
Unless we have a Schrodinger's Cat John who manifests itself twice, once
saying "Yup" and once saying "Oh shit!". :)
Hehe. Technically it doesn't work that way. At this very moment, the
certificate can be both valid and invalid. However, once we query
John about his state (akin to opening the bag and checking up on the
Cat) and he produces an answer, the wave function that is John's SSL
Certificate has collapsed. At that point, the certificate can either
be valid or invalid, but not both. I strongly urge John to consider
the moral ramifications involved in destroying an otherwise harmless
duality, and hope he chooses to remain silent to keep things exciting.
Which, of course, is followed up by the fact that if the Cat were on the
net, it would cease being both alive and dead at the same time due to
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Re: Administrivia: List Compromised due to Mailman Vulnerability Florian Weimer (Feb 09)
Re: Administrivia: List Compromised due to Mailman Vulnerability Steve Blass (Feb 10)