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Re: Questions about draft-abarth-mime-sniff-00

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 14:47:49 -0700
Message-ID: <7789133a0904061447k7424ced2x46d7d91eaa06a456@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Cc: Lisa Dusseault <lisa.dusseault@messagingarchitects.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 2:45 PM, Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com> wrote:
> Is it safe for all browsers to use the same algorithm here?

Yes.

> From a purely biological view, having no diversity leads to increased risk.

Here the situation is reversed.  Diversity leads to increased security
risk because mismatches in sniffing create cracks that attackers can
exploit.

Adam
Received on Monday, 6 April 2009 21:48:39 GMT

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