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(EFF)   Is your crazy uncle going on about the NSA reading his email in a secret room at the phone company? Don't call the guys in the white coats just yet   (eff.org) divider line 109
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2012-07-09 11:38:01 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Also, your OTP instructions are impeccable.


They should be. I put a lot of thought into it, I used to be in the signals intelligence business, and I'm a student of the history and practice of SIGINT and COMINT.
 
2012-07-09 11:51:27 AM  

dittybopper: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Also, your OTP instructions are impeccable.

They should be. I put a lot of thought into it, I used to be in the signals intelligence business, and I'm a student of the history and practice of SIGINT and COMINT.


Yup, I know. I have you FARKied as "Smart, Crypto, Navy". I had to teach the use of OTP's to my Combat Engineer unit. Basic stuff ("down, right, down" and "down, right, right") we were grunts, ya gotta "KISS".
 
2012-07-09 12:09:27 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: dittybopper: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Also, your OTP instructions are impeccable.

They should be. I put a lot of thought into it, I used to be in the signals intelligence business, and I'm a student of the history and practice of SIGINT and COMINT.

Yup, I know. I have you FARKied as "Smart, Crypto, Navy". I had to teach the use of OTP's to my Combat Engineer unit. Basic stuff ("down, right, down" and "down, right, right") we were grunts, ya gotta "KISS".


I was Army, not Navy.
 
2012-07-09 12:14:16 PM  

dittybopper: I was Army, not Navy.


Correction made. Dunno why I had Navy. Just the fact that I had "Navy" and "Smart" in the same sentence should have tipped me off. :)
 
2012-07-09 12:31:39 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: dittybopper: I was Army, not Navy.

Correction made. Dunno why I had Navy. Just the fact that I had "Navy" and "Smart" in the same sentence should have tipped me off. :)


Yeah, well, it's not like Army and Smart go together either.

On a practical note, though, I'd point out that even "insecure" methods of encryption can be secure if the message is small enough and the key large enough. Does "DRHHUQ" stand for "KISS ME", "KILL ME", "BALLET", or any other message with that same pattern? Too small a sample to tell. In fact, too small a sample to even guess that it's a monoalphabetic substitution.

For short messages, provided you change the keys and strips often enough, even a simple strip cipher would be reasonably secure.
 
2012-07-09 07:36:54 PM  

dittybopper: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: dittybopper: I was Army, not Navy.

Correction made. Dunno why I had Navy. Just the fact that I had "Navy" and "Smart" in the same sentence should have tipped me off. :)

Yeah, well, it's not like Army and Smart go together either.

On a practical note, though, I'd point out that even "insecure" methods of encryption can be secure if the message is small enough and the key large enough. Does "DRHHUQ" stand for "KISS ME", "KILL ME", "BALLET", or any other message with that same pattern? Too small a sample to tell. In fact, too small a sample to even guess that it's a monoalphabetic substitution.

For short messages, provided you change the keys and strips often enough, even a simple strip cipher would be reasonably secure.


Better yet, hide your message in data that nobody would even think is a message. The best way to transmit a secure message is to transmit something that nobody would look at in the first place.
 
2012-07-09 08:39:44 PM  

DrPainMD: dittybopper: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: dittybopper: I was Army, not Navy.

Correction made. Dunno why I had Navy. Just the fact that I had "Navy" and "Smart" in the same sentence should have tipped me off. :)

Yeah, well, it's not like Army and Smart go together either.

On a practical note, though, I'd point out that even "insecure" methods of encryption can be secure if the message is small enough and the key large enough. Does "DRHHUQ" stand for "KISS ME", "KILL ME", "BALLET", or any other message with that same pattern? Too small a sample to tell. In fact, too small a sample to even guess that it's a monoalphabetic substitution.

For short messages, provided you change the keys and strips often enough, even a simple strip cipher would be reasonably secure.

Better yet, hide your message in data that nobody would even think is a message. The best way to transmit a secure message is to transmit something that nobody would look at in the first place.


Steganography is great, but in practice, once your opponent figures it out, you're toast unless you encrypted it before embedding it.

The methods of it, having done a few myself, is sometimes quite clever. Sometimes, I would send a message. Sometimes, someone else would send me one. Every method, clever or not, realistic or not. Even methods that you wouldn't even think of as secret. Tell me if you find the secret in this paragraph.
 
2012-07-10 01:02:26 AM  

DrPainMD: Better yet, hide your message in data that nobody would even think is a message. The best way to transmit a secure message is to transmit something that nobody would look at in the first place.


Literally the only thing the Internet does is deliver messages.
 
2012-07-10 02:15:14 PM  

profplump: DrPainMD: Better yet, hide your message in data that nobody would even think is a message. The best way to transmit a secure message is to transmit something that nobody would look at in the first place.

Literally the only thing the Internet does is deliver messages.


Sexy, sexy messages.
 
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