1997-01-20 - Re: One time pads and randomness?

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From: Rick Osborne <osborne@gateway.grumman.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <199701201626.IAA12827@toad.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-01-20 16:26:09 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 08:26:09 -0800 (PST)

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From: Rick Osborne <osborne@gateway.grumman.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 08:26:09 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: One time pads and randomness?
Message-ID: <199701201626.IAA12827@toad.com>
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>[Blurb on OTPs ...] I realize this has a limited amount of
>messages before it is used up. But would this be secure?
>Any suggestions, complaints, big gapping holes I missed? 

TMK, this is as close to a perfectly secure system as can be achieved.  *AS
LONG AS* the disks/discs are never compromised and never reused.

As an interesting sidenote, if you read Tom Clancy's "Sum of All Fears"
this is the type of system the CIA wants to implement even though the NSA
doesn't want to back them because they think their (compromised) sytem is
secure.  Don't we all wish...

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