1996-03-12 - Re: Mile High Snakeoil

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From: Mutant Rob <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Andrew Loewenstern <andrew_loewenstern@il.us.swissbank.com>
Message Hash: 9fe7d9507c0a1c9bd1d07cc07ea0af10029d408ff85f42b96f1b60f04e5c2db5
Message ID: <3145574F.38A9@unix.asb.com>
Reply To: <9603111947.AA00418@ch1d157nwk>
UTC Datetime: 1996-03-12 14:29:36 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996 22:29:36 +0800

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From: Mutant Rob <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996 22:29:36 +0800
To: Andrew Loewenstern <andrew_loewenstern@il.us.swissbank.com>
Subject: Re: Mile High Snakeoil
In-Reply-To: <9603111947.AA00418@ch1d157nwk>
Message-ID: <3145574F.38A9@unix.asb.com>
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I've been thinking about this a while. Perhaps it's high time some of us
try to contact Consumer Reports or some of the local TV/Newspaper consumer
reporters and encourage then to do features on encryption software... might
even get them to talk about ITAR, GAK, and the Leahy Bill...

Andrew Loewenstern wrote:
> I was flipping through a copy of Spirit, the official magazine of Southwest
> Airlines, while on a flight to Vegas and found a thoroughly enjoyable
> advertisement for a crypto product.  Underlines and emphasis are theirs.[..]
>  Encryption through totally unbreakable Stonewall-Drawbridge is your
> ultimate security blanket.[..]
> DRAWBRIDGE applies mathematical algorithms to encrypt messages and uses a
> quasi-infinite, one-way transfer to ensure veracity.  Drawbridge uses an
> Infinite Venegere Key (IVK), combined with a one-way private key transfer  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> which is impossible to break, except by chance, once in a million years.

Hahahaha. *cough*