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Re: Man in the Middle Revisited (but not for the last time)
At 12:38 AM 10/11/95 -0700, Timothy C. May wrote:
>Nope. au contraire, negatory. I *do not* care if the entity calling itself
>"Hal Finney" is being surrounded by an MITM. Only "Hal Finney the Key" can
>read messages I encrypt to the public key I got from him long ago, so if
>the "Hal + MITM" can do so, they are effectively one and the same.
Not a new problem BTW as in the old joke: "The Iliad wasn't written by
Homer but by another guy of the same name."
For the non-classically inclined, this is a joke because we don't really
know anything about Homer anyway. Maybe he was a blind poet. Maybe he
"Who wonders why his local B&N StuporStore has 1/2 of one section of one
shelf unit dedicated to classics and shelf unit upon shelf unit dedicated to
the gender-disabled, to women, to native americans, to new age mysticism,
and other garbage. Particularly since those interest areas represent the
losers. Who's interested in losers? (We know they're losers BTW because
we're *reading* about them in a capitalist store. If they'd won there'd be
no reading and no store."