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Re: a hole in PGP{[email protected]



On Tue, 1 Aug 1995, Duncan Frissell wrote:

> 
> 
> On Mon, 31 Jul 1995, Dr. Frederick B. Cohen wrote:
> 
> > Why (specifically) do you think so? Because you claim it? Because the
> > MIT maintainer claims it? You say MIT is not associated with the NSA,
> > but they have historically been funded by the NSA and other federal
> > agencies for work on information security.  Do you really think that the
> 
> Of course MIT was in the NSA's pocket back in 1978 when they mailed me 
> and 3,000 other people a copy of "A Proposal for a Public Key Encryption 
> System" and started this whole Public Key-Private Key thing.  It was all 
> part of a plot.  If they hadn't done that we might all be using stronger 
> systems today.

You forgot the NSA's most recent overt act in the PGP conspiracy:  it 
gets PGP declared a munition, harassing PZ, gets lots of bad press, etc., 
all in order to make Cypherpunks believe that there is no back door, when 
there really  is!

Shhhhhhhhh. Don't let on that you know.  Just go back to Rot-13 encoding.


> DCF


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