1997-02-04 - Re: GAK/KR spin

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From: “Peter Trei” <ptrei@acm.org>
To: Steve Schear <cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-02-04 14:32:28 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 06:32:28 -0800 (PST)

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From: "Peter Trei" <ptrei@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 06:32:28 -0800 (PST)
To: Steve Schear <cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: GAK/KR spin
Message-ID: <199702041432.GAA28075@toad.com>
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> Date:          Mon, 3 Feb 1997 14:34:49 -0800
> From:          Steve Schear <azur@netcom.com>
> To:            cypherpunks@toad.com
> Subject:       GAK/KR spin

> Several months back there were discussions on the list regarding renaming
> the government's key escrow/recovery proposals (KRAP comes to mind).  I
> think we need something that's catchy and simple (perhaps already familiar)
> to understand for the semi-litterate citizen units.  I propose we encourage
> use of the terms "crippleware" or "crypto crippleware" when refering to the
> products limited to their weak crypto and/or key escrow/recovery.
> --Steve

For some time, I have been using the term 'espionage-enabled 
software' to describe GAK'd products. Also, 'compromised 
software' - I want to make the point that 'key escrow/recovery' == 

Peter Trei

PS: I have SW for working on the $10,000 DES challenge available.