Insecurity of public key crypto #1 (reply to Mandl)

Eric Hughes hughes at
Tue Mar 1 13:26:43 PST 1994

>Only "sensitive" information is worth encrypting and if you want to
>stay out of trouble you don't go giving sensitive information to
>someone you don't know.  

If part of your communications are encrypted and part are not you have
sent the message about what information is sensitive and what is not.
This difference in encoding is a fir-class message in it's own right.

Therefore _all_ communications should be encrypted at all time.  It is
no argument against the principle that this is difficult to do at the
current time.


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