[rc5] Re: One Time Pad

Barry Nathan barryn at pobox.com
Tue Oct 28 18:18:23 EST 1997


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Ray Vanlandingham <jamesrv at awod.com> wrote:

>>Remember, an advesary is always going to go after the weak link. If
the
>>encryption is not the weak link, there are others. (Van Eck
decoding,
>bribery,
>>dumpster diving, undeleting a file from the hard drive, rubber-hose
>>decryption....)
>
>I have to ask. Rubber hose?

Use a strong stream of water running through a rubber hose to
physically induce the target human (um... actually, I meant to say
"analog biocomputer" ;) into surrendering the key or access to a
device that can be used to easily obtain the key. Then decrypt as
normal using the key.

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