1993-04-01 - Re: a blackmail opportunity

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From: stig@transam.ece.cmu.edu (Jonathan Stigelman)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 1c3febf0e60cc7e648f74a0ef3547191108efbaaa5ce0bbc00f1ed7fcaac8720
Message ID: <232@x15remote.stigmobile.usa>
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UTC Datetime: 1993-04-01 19:24:31 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 1 Apr 93 11:24:31 PST

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From: stig@transam.ece.cmu.edu (Jonathan Stigelman)
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 93 11:24:31 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: a blackmail opportunity
Message-ID: <232@x15_remote.stigmobile.usa>
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In message <9303290017.AA05745@toad.com> you write:

>perfect prelude to blackmail.  An unscrupulous person running a
>remailer can obviously keep records of truenames, along with
>messages that their senders do not want associated with them.

That's why you use more than one remailer and you encrypt the messages.
This guards against single-point failures...  

>Always encrypting helps with mail, but not with news.

Why?  One layer of encription is stripped by each remailer.  Use
three layers of encription and three remailers: The first remailer
will know that you sent something encripted; the third will see the
message and the destination but not know that you were the author.