1995-09-22 - Re: first virtual “security” (!!) (was Re: Security Flaw Is Discovered InSoftware Used in Shopping)

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From: Jiri Baum <jirib@sweeney.cs.monash.edu.au>
To: nsb@nsb.fv.com
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Message ID: <199509220137.LAA12354@sweeney.cs.monash.edu.au>
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UTC Datetime: 1995-09-22 01:40:27 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 21 Sep 95 18:40:27 PDT

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From: Jiri Baum <jirib@sweeney.cs.monash.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 95 18:40:27 PDT
To: nsb@nsb.fv.com
Subject: Re: first virtual "security" (!!) (was Re: Security Flaw Is Discovered InSoftware Used in Shopping)
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Hello Laurent Demailly <dl@hplyot.obspm.fr>
  and "NSB's Portable (via RadioMail)" <nsb@radiomail.net>
  and cypherpunks@toad.com

"NSB's Portable (via RadioMail)" <nsb@radiomail.net> writes:
> At  4:32 AM 9/21/95 +0200, Laurent Demailly wrote:
> >financial insecurity never was a problem as
> >long as it remains under a small %.
> This is an amazing statement, Laurent.

It's not an amazing statement. As long as the cost of insecurity is
less than cost of security, there's no problem.

> We're not opposed to cryptography, by the way.  There are some obvious
> places where the use of digital signatures could directly enhance our

Okay, so what's stopping you from starting right now with PGP?
You could simply have that as an alternative to the current system
(on a per-ID basis, ie new customers specify PGP or not).

Quite a few people both have PGP and would think well of you if you
started using it.

How about "The safest Internet payment system just got safer."?

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If you want an answer, please mail to <jirib@cs.monash.edu.au>.
On sweeney, I may delete without reading!
PGP 463A14D5 (but it's at home so it'll take a day or two)
PGP EF0607F9 (but it's at uni so don't rely on it too much)

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