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Rander box and other stuff
>I have a question regarding the ideas which have been circulating
>about using CD ROMs as key storage. How does one go about
>rapidly and effectively erasing everything on a CD ROM?
A lab proven method: Take CD-ROM. Place in standard kitchen microwave.
Set on high power cook for 5 seconds. Press start. Watch the action.
Hang resulting artifact on wall as curiosity, which is all it's good for
now. Let the wave air out a little (this won't fry it).
You should know better than this. Microwaving cracks the aluminum
coating into a lot of small pieces, but almost all the pieces are
larger than a few square mm. even if you cook until quite "well done".
A few mm. of a CD is a *lot* of contiguous bits that could be
recovered by a determined enough adversary, and you likely wouldn't
ebe bothering with OTP's unless you're concerned with very determined
I agree with the person who griped that OTP's are making excessive
list traffic compared with interesting protocols, etc.
OTP's get rehashed on sci.crypt every few months, as that person