Point of view regarding LISA 2002
Wed Oct 2 09:15:02 2002
On Tue, 1 Oct 2002 14:00:51 -0500, Shawn K Quinn said:
> Sounds pretty devious, but this will probably take up a noticable amount
> of CPU and (in the case of boxes with a proper /dev/random) the effect
> on the entropy pool might well be noticed.
You don't need good random for bogus keys.
> I know KMail at least does not let you encrypt attachments easily; they
> have to be encrypted by hand and attached that way. The potential for
> this kind of worm may well be part of the reason for this.
No the reason is that KMail had no real MIME framework; the way
attachment used to be handle was a hack. KDE 3.1 comes with a better
working MIME implementation.