1998-05-13 - Re: Chaffing and winnowing

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From: Stephen Zander <gibreel@pobox.com>
To: “Mark Rosen” <mrosen@peganet.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1998-05-13 16:43:42 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 09:43:42 -0700 (PDT)

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From: Stephen Zander <gibreel@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 09:43:42 -0700 (PDT)
To: "Mark Rosen" <mrosen@peganet.com>
Subject: Re: Chaffing and winnowing
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>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Rosen <mrosen@peganet.com> writes:
    Mark> Note: 5A002 does not control the following: b. Equipment
    Mark> containing ``fixed'' data compression or coding techniques;
    Mark> ...  g. Data authentication equipment that calculates a
    Mark> Message Authentication Code (MAC) or similar result to
    Mark> ensure no alteration of text has taken place, or to
    Mark> authenticate users, but does not allow for encryption of
    Mark> data, text or other media other than that needed for the
    Mark> authentication;

But wasn't that the gist of Rivest's paper: he's not encrypting the
message, he's just obscuring it really, really well.

All this needs someone with the cash & the time to push it to court...

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