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Re: In case y'all didn't catch it yet...
From: Lionel Ferette <lionel.ferette () belnet be>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 10:57:22 +0100
On Wednesday 16 February 2005 19:08, you produced the following piece of
And if it's a crew with a 400K machine zombie net, 3 days. Maybe a week
given that most of the boxes are consumer-grade machines.
Consider it a "given" that there's at least one "somebody" *already*
situated in that target space...
Granted. But what would those "somebody" find? Maybe it is possible to forge a
message that would have the same hash as another, given, message. What is the
probability of such a forged message to make any sense? More, to make any
sense in an "interesting" way for those "somebody"?
I fully agree that the basis for non-repudiation has been shaken: someone may
claim that (s)he did not sign a message, since it may be possible to forge.
But I won't lose sleep because of that.
Time to apply for those crypto research funds, though ;-)
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Re: In case y'all didn't catch it yet... Polarizer (Feb 16)