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Re: Cypherpunk Certification Authority

> | C) Don't settle for less than X.509 ver 3, because this allows the 
> | certificate to carry within it a reference to the location of the CRL 
> | list.  Use that feature.
> 	Does X.509 version 3 fix the problem that Ross Anderson points
> out in his 'Robustness Principles' paper? (Crypto '95 proceedings, or
> ftp.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/rja14/robustness.ps.Z)

I don't believe that it does.

For those who missed it, the problem is that the encryptor in an
encrypt-before-signing protocol is able to use his knowledge of the
factorization of the encryption modulus to compute a discrete log, and
forge another message for which the signature is also valid (after
registering the new exponent).

   - Mark -

Mark Chen 
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