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Re: The future will be easy to use

>Jon Lasser writes:
>> However, if you have optional linking of ID and name, shippers will only 
>> ship to keys with such attributes. Because just ID and address, it could 
>> be a "hit and run" type attack shipped to a safe maildrop.

At 03:19 AM 11/30/95 -0500, Futplex wrote:
>People who steal credit cards prefer to order goods to be delivered somewhere
>they can grab them.

Presumably all of us seek a ecash and echeque system somewhat better
than a human readable sixteen decimal digit number:

Indeed, what I had in mind was 1024 binary bit number -- we should be
working to a world in which a self generated secret PGP key performs the
functions that a credit card number does today.

 (Often this is just the front of the rightful owner's
>home, while Holly the Homeowner is off at work.) But that's just another
>reason to cut down unauthorized credit card charges, not a reason to restrict
>what a rightful cardholder can do with the card. I _want_ to be able to have
>stuff delivered to arbitrary locations, and I _don't_ want to give that up
>just to make it tough on thieves.
>James Donald writes:
>> This argument makes no sense at all:  I am going to attack my
>> enemies by paying people to send books, computers, and stuff
>> to them?
>Ordering hardcore porno videos to be sent to, say, somewhere in Tennessee
>might work pretty well in our sadly repressed society.
>-Futplex <[email protected]>
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