1995-10-12 - Re: MITM attacks and True Names (again…)

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From: Jiri Baum <jirib@sweeney.cs.monash.edu.au>
To: bryce@colorado.edu
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Message ID: <199510120358.NAA14220@sweeney.cs.monash.edu.au>
Reply To: <199510070102.TAA14826@nagina.cs.colorado.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1995-10-12 04:01:12 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 11 Oct 95 21:01:12 PDT

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From: Jiri Baum <jirib@sweeney.cs.monash.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 95 21:01:12 PDT
To: bryce@colorado.edu
Subject: Re: MITM attacks and True Names (again...)
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Hello cypherpunks@toad.com
  and hallc@cs.colorado.edu
  and Bryce <wilcoxb@nagina.cs.colorado.edu>

Bryce wrote:
... [about MITM] ...
> all a True Name is really necessary for
> is violence.  (And, pending certain eagerly-awaited technological
> developments, for sex.))

Why is a true name necessary for sex? It should be feasible to arrange
a romantic rendezvous without True Names, no?
How often have you checked IDs before going on a date?

(I think most normal people would notice a MITM during, er, never mind.)

You simply arrange time, place, sign/counter-sign.

Anything I've missed?

> Now I have four things to say about this "evasion of Mitch" thing.
> Don't worry, they are all short and some of them are interesting.

For thing number five from your next post: I find it amusing that
octets seven and eight of my fingerprint resemble the name of
a certain Swedish group of singers. Mama mia!

Here I go again, my my, how can I resist... stop humming to yourself!

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