Fun_People Archive
16 May
QOTD - A popular network security peripheral

Date: Tue, 16 May 95 13:45:24 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: QOTD - A popular network security peripheral

Forwarded-by: (Joe Buhler)
Forwarded-by: brock@ucsub.Colorado.EDU
Excerpted-from: Network Security / PRIVATE Communication in a PUBLIC World
By: Charlie Kaufman, Radia Perlman, & Mike Speciner
Publisher: Prentice Hall 1995

	Humans are incapable of securely storing high-quality cryptographic
	keys, and they have unacceptable speed and accuracy when performing
	cryptographic operations. (They are also large, expensive to
	maintain, difficult to manage, and they pollute the environment.
	It is astonishing that these devices continue to be manufactured
	and deployed.  But they are sufficiently pervasive that we must
	design our protocols around their limitations.)

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []