[cryptography] Client TLS Certificates - why not?
martin at martinpaljak.net
Wed Mar 6 04:02:29 EST 2013
On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 10:40 AM, James A. Donald <jamesd at echeque.com> wrote:
> Can you implement your above design while hiding the keys in urls, rather
> than inflicting them on the suffering user?
There's a saying in Estonian, literally translated: "who wants to eat
sausages is better off not knowing how sausages are made".
Sausages look tasty, meaty and easy to consume. In reality such
products often contain 70% "garbage" instead of meat. Which also
means that even if some company wants to do a "real meat" sausage
people who know what meat is and care about what they eat are still
suspicious. Those who don't care can easily be fed sausages that
contain "100% artificial taste, coloring, smell and filling materials"
(in small print) and "100% of needed daily vitamins and minerals" in
Eventually keys, hashes and similar parameters need to be exposed, if
the system is supposed to be used by people who are not sheep.
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