1993-12-26 - Re: Pseudo-spoofing the Gov’t

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <pmetzger@lehman.com>
To: Michael Edward Marotta <mercury@well.sf.ca.us>
Message Hash: 2ecc8228940f1782c56caee68c9be319742052871ee87d16317a7234adff254e
Message ID: <199312261544.KAA23942@snark>
Reply To: <199312261345.FAA07856@well.sf.ca.us>
UTC Datetime: 1993-12-26 15:46:55 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 26 Dec 93 07:46:55 PST

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <pmetzger@lehman.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 93 07:46:55 PST
To: Michael Edward Marotta <mercury@well.sf.ca.us>
Subject: Re: Pseudo-spoofing the Gov't
In-Reply-To: <199312261345.FAA07856@well.sf.ca.us>
Message-ID: <199312261544.KAA23942@snark>
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Michael Edward Marotta says:
> What happens when governments are online and someone pseudo-spoofs 
> the state legislature?  

It won't happen, since digital signatures in the future will make such
things impossible. In any case, even now most such instances are easy
to detect.

> The problem remains. Nothing on a computer can be trusted.
> PGP?  Sorry, it's not for users.  I see these PGP Keys appended 
> to messages all the time.  Garbage characters.  I have no 
> intention of grabbing them, making them fields in a record or 
> records in a file or files in a database, on the unlikely chance 
> that someday I might want to send a secret message to someone. 

In that case, what the hell are you doing here on this list?