what is killing PKI?
expires2012 at rocketmail.com
Thu Aug 30 03:31:25 CEST 2012
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On Wednesday 29 August 2012 at 5:00:22 AM, in
<mid:503D93D6.3050407 at gmail.com>, Landon Hurley wrote:
> In that case, perception of threat and more importantly
> loss of tangible goods keeps PIN secure.
Having perceived others as dishonest people who would steal your money
(which in this context is simply information held by the bank), it is
inconsistent to trust them not to steal the rest of your information.
> Obviously that
> works for envelopes as well, but honestly I think
> economics probably holds even more strongly. It's
> cheaper to buy a ton of envelopes than an equal number
> of postcards.
But if I use a postcard, there's no notepaper to pay for. And in some
countries postage is cheaper for postcards. I think most people use
envelopes because they perceive it as the common practice.
Envelopes require no tools to open, so they barely inconvenience the
recipient. The envelope is analogous to a self-decrypting message that
the recipient can trivially open on their PC or phone without
installing any special tool.
MFPA mailto:expires2012 at rocketmail.com
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