1996-02-23 - Re: Internet Privacy Guaranteed ad (POTP Jr.)

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From: IPG Sales <ipgsales@cyberstation.net>
To: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@piermont.com>
Message Hash: 8881bbf9ef40b74240a21c91f71d407c96b9dc68e263a4b451136b86c80999ec
Message ID: <Pine.BSD/.3.91.960221161219.3814P-100000@citrine.cyberstation.net>
Reply To: <199602211553.KAA09492@jekyll.piermont.com>
UTC Datetime: 1996-02-23 08:04:50 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 23 Feb 1996 16:04:50 +0800

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From: IPG Sales <ipgsales@cyberstation.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 1996 16:04:50 +0800
To: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@piermont.com>
Subject: Re: Internet Privacy Guaranteed ad (POTP Jr.)
In-Reply-To: <199602211553.KAA09492@jekyll.piermont.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSD/.3.91.960221161219.3814P-100000@citrine.cyberstation.net>
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Perry, fractions of what you say are true, but only small fractions,

Stubborness and stupidity are twins - 

Save all those lives you were talking about a few days agao, show us how 
easy it is to break the system - and reqad the messages form others - you 
are spouting a bunch of supercilious crap and everyone else knows that, 
except maybe you, you are obviously too stupid to recognize that - please 
save all those lives at stake

On Wed, 21 Feb 1996, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> IPG Sales writes:
> [garbage about what a one time pad is]
> Er, you guys redefine the word "Oxygen" to mean "A brown liquid
> produced by fermenting barley and hops", too?
> A one time pad crypto system requires that the length of the
> completely random key (not "practically random", not "nearly random")
> is equal to the length of the plaintext, and that which said key is
> used once and *only once*. Using a key to produce a pseudo-random
> sequence which is used to encrypt is *NOT* a one-time pad, and any
> claim that it is constitutes fraud, pure and simple, just like a claim
> that sugar water pills are antibiotics or that drops of red dye in a
> mixture of grain alchohol and water are French red wine.
> > this is also my answer to Mr. Metzger - do as you like, I have
> > absolutely no ability to force you to do anything,
> Of course not. However, I'll point out that you've annoyed me by
> peddling merchandise that can potentially harm your clients and bring
> a bad name to the field of cryptography.  People do have the ability
> to go to your state's Attorney General, you know. Keep marketing this
> crap and believe me, someone will -- very possibly even me. I am
> almost sure that defrauding customers continues to be against the law
> everywhere in the United States.
> Perry