[cryptography] Well, that's depressing. Now what?

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 00:03:27 EST 2012


On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:
> On Jan 27, 2012, at 6:43 PM, Noon Silk wrote:
>
> [SNIP]
>
>> what you *can* say is that someone *selling*
>> *any* demonstratably-insecure crypto device as a secure one, is snake
>> oil. So, that is to say, you can only claim snake-oil in reference to
>> a vendor and a device, not a field of research.
>
> Again, we disagree. There are many fields of research that market themselves as useful when compared to other fields, and QKD is one of those.
QKD is doing better then some, and worst than others: http://www.xkcd.com/808/.



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