[cryptography] Nirvana

Nicholas Bohm nbohm at ernest.net
Fri Sep 23 15:16:17 EDT 2011


On 23/09/2011 19:06, John Levine wrote:
>>> And further, you should have a client app on your computer for dealing with
>>> shared secrets, which is only capable of attempting a visa payment with an
>>> entity trusted by Visa.
> I don't see how to do that in a useful way without non-programmable
> hardware.  We've seen PC-based malware do pretty much any MITM attack
> you can imagine.

Perhaps that ties in with the revival of Trusted Computing - see
www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2011/09/20/trusted-computing-2-0/

Nicholas Bohm
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