1994-07-01 - Re: Devil’s Advocate (again)

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From: Adam Shostack <adam@bwh.harvard.edu>
To: frissell@panix.com (Duncan Frissell)
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UTC Datetime: 1994-07-01 17:49:41 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 1 Jul 94 10:49:41 PDT

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From: Adam Shostack <adam@bwh.harvard.edu>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 94 10:49:41 PDT
To: frissell@panix.com (Duncan Frissell)
Subject: Re: Devil's Advocate (again)
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DCF wrote:

| Additionally, since properly executed crypto can only be breached by the 
| application of torture to the key holder, The VIIIth Amendment's 
| prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment may apply.

There are a number of good ways to breach modern cryptography without
torture.  They include:

Van Eck (Tempest) monitoring.
Sodium pentathol & its more modern cousins.


Adam Shostack 				       adam@bwh.harvard.edu

Politics.  From the greek "poly," meaning many, and ticks, a small,
annoying bloodsucker.