[cryptography] Diginotar Lessons Learned (long)

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Sun Sep 11 13:51:18 EDT 2011


Ian G <iang at iang.org> writes:

>To figure this out we need military thinking. The old aphorism is that the
>battle is won by the general who imposes his will over the other.

A far more basic one is "get there first with the most men".  While the 
defenders are sitting around debating whose theoretical security model would, 
in an ideal world, best deal with a hypothetical attacker, the bad guys have 
been cleaning up.  It's like watching the Golgafrinchans trying to invent the 
wheel.

Peter.




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