1993-05-27 - Re: VinCrypt

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From: J. Michael Diehl <mdiehl@triton.unm.edu>
To: clark@metal.psu.edu (Clark Reynard)
Message Hash: 2f88f107940867dda909eda976acf5e125ca4c5fb5f57532c5f04c89a2e9cce2
Message ID: <9305270233.AA27245@triton.unm.edu>
Reply To: <9305270043.AA02074@metal.psu.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1993-05-27 02:33:31 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 26 May 93 19:33:31 PDT

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From: J. Michael Diehl <mdiehl@triton.unm.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 May 93 19:33:31 PDT
To: clark@metal.psu.edu (Clark Reynard)
Subject: Re: VinCrypt
In-Reply-To: <9305270043.AA02074@metal.psu.edu>
Message-ID: <9305270233.AA27245@triton.unm.edu>
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> Even as a former 'hacker' myself, the second to last person I would
> trust not to install a backdoor (next to the NSA) is a hacker.

Are you meaning to imply that there is a backdoor in this package?  If so, how
do you justify this claim?  

> In addition, merely having been a systems hacker hardly qualifies
> one for writing complex crypto software.  Without any assurance as
> to the authors' qualifications for writing a crypto package, or
> their integrity.  Even if I could trust their integrity, I'm very
> leery of black-box software.

You seem to know something about them that I do not.  Care to share your 
knowledge?  Thanx in advance.
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