[Cryptography] Secure erasure

alex at alten.org alex at alten.org
Tue Sep 13 15:47:22 EDT 2016

Quoting Jerry Leichter <leichter at lrw.com>:

> So the alternative is to look elsewhere:  Security is a *system*  
> property, just like reliability; so as we build reliable systems  
> from unreliable components, we need to build secure systems out of  
> insecure components.  Though as far as we can tell, there needs to  
> be more of a secure core to bootstrap with than a reliable core.

Now that is a fabulous insight!  It really crystallizes my thought processes
over the past few years. I was (too slowly) coming around to the fact that
we have to build secure systems with what we have, not what we should have.

- Alex

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