1997-07-19 - Re: Crypto implants

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From: Nobody <nobody@rigel.cyberpass.net>
To: Steve Schear <azur@netcom.com>
Message Hash: d4235567a57cca5b35cc1b5116278cd396aaad4d8bd38463c1e257da42935f80
Message ID: <97Jul18.203330edt.32258@brickwall.ceddec.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-07-19 00:46:10 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 19 Jul 1997 08:46:10 +0800

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From: Nobody <nobody@rigel.cyberpass.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 1997 08:46:10 +0800
To: Steve Schear <azur@netcom.com>
Subject: Re: Crypto implants
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Message-ID: <97Jul18.203330edt.32258@brickwall.ceddec.com>
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On Fri, 18 Jul 1997, Steve Schear wrote:

> [I could find no instance in the cypherpunks archives of this thread.
> Forgive me if I've erred.]
> As single chip crypto devices are now available (e.g., smart cards) it is
> not unreasonable to ask how the implantation of advanced bio-chips may
> challenge current notions of civil liberties.

I suggested using a chip which derived the equivalent of a passphrase from
brainwaves (when you are calm) - SF now, but in a few years...

And there may be opportunites to make it tamperproof - if removed it is
detected and data destroyed, or make removal all but impossible without
killing the patient.

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