1997-01-27 - OTP security

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From: Rick Osborne <osborne@gateway.grumman.com>
To: cypherpunks mailing list <cypherpunks@toad.com>
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Message ID: <199701271641.IAA27364@toad.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-01-27 16:41:25 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 08:41:25 -0800 (PST)

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From: Rick Osborne <osborne@gateway.grumman.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 08:41:25 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks mailing list <cypherpunks@toad.com>
Subject: OTP security
Message-ID: <199701271641.IAA27364@toad.com>
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I was thinking about the thread we had a week or so ago about OTPs.  Say
I'm going to burn a CD of what I think are cryptographically random bits,
but somehow I end up with part of my stream being predictable (say every
16th bit).  What does this do to the security of my CD?
_________ o s b o r n e @ g a t e w a y . g r u m m a n . c o m _________
Sam Jones <samjones@leo.unm.edu> on the Nine Types of User:
Shaman - "Last week, when the moon was full, the clouds were thick, and
formahaut was above the horizon, I typed f77, and lo, it did compile."
Advantages: Gives insight into primative mythology.
Disadvantages:  Few scons are anthropology majors.
Symptoms: Frequent questions about irrelavent objects.
Real Case: One user complained that all information on one of their disks
got erased (as Norton Utilities showed nothing but empty sectors, I
suspect nothing had ever been on it). Reasoning that the deleted
information went *somewhere*, they 	wouldn't shut up until the scon
checked four different disks for the missing information.