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Re: how to release code if the programmer is a target for (fwd)



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> Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 12:29:34 -0800
> From: Jonathan Wienke <[email protected]>
> Subject: Re: how to release code if the programmer is a target for
>   coercion (fwd)

[my entire previous post deleted...geesh]

> Jim, there are > 2 parties in the matter being discussed:

EXACTLY. That is why there is a potential for a MITM (requires at least
3 parties) attack.

> My key is publicly available at the MIT keyserver; it has been since PGP
> 5.0 came out.

So what? If Alice is being monitored for whatever reason and she requests
your key Mallet simply intercedes and inserts their own key. How is Alice
going to catch a clue?

> key.  It would be fairly difficult for any attacker to forge a signature
> with a false key;

It isn't the source but the recipient that is under attack.

[rest deleted]


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