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Re: Passphrases in or out

From: Bennet Yee <bsy@cs.ucsd.edu>
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 1996 17:22:20 -0700
Message-Id: <199608060022.RAA00575@work.ucsd.edu>
To: Tom Weinstein <tomw@netscape.com>
cc: Steve Petri <petri@litronic.com>, ietf-tls@w3.org

That's saying it's *not* known *only* to the sender and receiver,
because the assymetric cryptography is weak.  If a MAC key to be shared
between you and me is derived by me shouting the key value to you in
the midst of a crowd, it's not very good either.  -bsy

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Received on Monday, 5 August 1996 20:22:34 EDT

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