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Re: POTP Security
We ordered POTP based on the initial blurbs by Kahn and
others. It took a while to get it, we talked to Elementrix
HQ and got voicemail, stutters and recordings saying be
patient. We read c'punks' slash and burns in the waiting
period. When the boxes appeared, we read the extra-thin
documents -- mostly PR gush -- reflected, decided to leave
the red white and blue boxes At No Time Padded.
Later a POTP distributer's rep called to ask how we like
the product. We said, haven't tried it, because we learned
a bit from reading cryptography lists. We wondered if he
knew what was being said.
He said, yes, we know, but they're all wrong, it's a
fabulous product, totally secure.
How you gonna prove it, we asked, to consumers like us who
don't know who to believe? You know, we're reading more
these days about hacks of cryptography and we want to know
more than press releases. The people you're citing for
endorsement aren't cryptographers.
Yes, he said, that's what we're hearing, that's why I'm
calling you, we looking for users to endorse the program
while we're waiting for patent approvals, and trying to get
the crypto authorities to sign NDA's.
Sorry, we said, we're can't take a chance on your product.
Call us back after you get the crypto fuck-authorities to
hack at it in public.