Vin may have written:
[a lot of very eloquent stuff snipped]
> Peter Neuman and his ingenious automated tools for TCP splicing --
> now potentially in the hands of sundry hackers, outlaws, or crooks --
> remain (unfortunately) a threat of a different magnitude. To deal with
> that, we will all need network encyption... plus strong authentication.
Thanks for, as usual, a thorough and well stated commentary. I've always
felt that the worthless-without-encryption debate was analogous to the
arguments about car alarms without kill switches (or vice versa). Maybe
your requirements call for one, the other, or both. They do different
things. Bundling may not be the appropriate solution for everyone.
Of course, if what you're protecting is valuable enough to warrant
both strong authentication and high-end encryption, then you should be
sure to pay your security d00d at least, say, $200K., lest he become the
cheapest means of subverting your systems. ;)
Now, back to trying to figure out what The Privacy Guild is....
W.C. Epperson "But that is exactly what I have
Senior SE been saying, you fool...."
Information Security Officer --Inspector Clouseau--
Virginia Dept. of Education