[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Thu Jun 19 19:41:31 EDT 2008


----- "Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:

> IIRC almost any of the high-end encryption routines available within
> linux are effectively uncrackable, certainly uncrackable to somebody
> with less than NSA-class resources.

As long as the implementation is correct.. <cough>Debian SSL</cough>. :-)

Humans are always the weak links in these things,
whether that be implementation, crypto security or
just doing plain dumb things like sending an email
confirmation in the clear containing plain text
passwords that were submitted over SSL.

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