1996-12-20 - Re: Credentials without Identity–Race Bits

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From: Adam Shostack <adam@homeport.org>
To: vangelis@pnis.net (Vangelis)
Message Hash: 4457616838455cb8839fd0740211fe9049808515a182de85e4c009658248c5ae
Message ID: <199612201329.IAA00716@homeport.org>
Reply To: <32BA5ABE.64F2@pnis.net>
UTC Datetime: 1996-12-20 19:40:45 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 11:40:45 -0800 (PST)

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From: Adam Shostack <adam@homeport.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 11:40:45 -0800 (PST)
To: vangelis@pnis.net (Vangelis)
Subject: Re: Credentials without Identity--Race Bits
In-Reply-To: <32BA5ABE.64F2@pnis.net>
Message-ID: <199612201329.IAA00716@homeport.org>
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Vangelis wrote:
| Bill Stewart wrote:
| > I've heard that in less civilized parts of the world you're actually
| > required to carry government-issued ID cards to walk down the street
| > or fly on airplanes.

| Umm.. tried to get on a flight without having ID lately?  Doesn't work -
| against policy.  Anti-terrorism policy and all.. it's for your own
| safety, of course.

	Yep.  Sucseeded, twice.  Once, having made jokes about
smuggling cocaine.

	Given the poor state of FAA modelling of their threat, I'm not
going to discuss the loopholes that I found, since the FAA will simply
close them, without bothering to wonder about the security

	I will note that you can't get on board with checked luggage,
and also note that the rules are probably subject to a FOIA request.

"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."