[FoRK] Re: identity-based encryption

Tyler Close list at waterken.net
Tue Feb 10 22:01:50 PST 2004


On Tue February 10 2004 09:59 am, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> Proof by contradiction?
>
> 0) Digital certificates provide no actual security for e-commerce
> 1) Shared, pre-installed Digital certificates provide channel encryption.
> 2) Most e-commerce information is transferred across and encrypted channel
> 2) Channel encryption is not equal to "no security"
> QED.  :-)

If you ate a peanut butter sandwich while establishing your
channel encryption, would that mean that peanut butter sandwiches
provide e-commerce security?

> The term "next to no" would be more appropriate.  Also,
> just to pipe in, I think the failure of PKI has more to do
> with no client apps (ESPECIALLY networked client
> apps) were easily integrated with it more than
> the namespace (which did contribute to the failure, but only
> a small percentage).

Having trouble parsing this.

Tyler


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