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

Noon Silk noonslists at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 03:33:25 EST 2012


On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Nico Williams <nico at cryptonector.com> wrote:
> [BTW, I held off saying anything until the first post.  I'd wanted to
> see how long we could collectively avoid the same old QKD thread.  It
> took five hours to the first post, fourteen to get to the first
> significant disagreement.]
>
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 8:43 PM, Noon Silk <noonslists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think it's important to note that it's obviously completely wrong to
>> say "QKD is snake-oil", 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.
>
> This has been covered to death by now, both today and in the past
> (search the archives of this and similar lists).
>
> Until we see scalable quantum authenticated quantum secrecy / key
> distribution, QKD is not suitable for production deployment.

Right, but two things: 1) who disagrees with that? not me, 2) this
isn't what my original comment was about.


> [...]
> , but QKD as a product sure is.

Again, this is a useless statement in it's general form; you need to
be specific.


> Nico
> --

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