The future of security

Russell Nelson nelson at
Sat May 29 23:01:11 EDT 2004

Eugen Leitl writes:
 > If I'm a node in a web of trust (FOAF is a human), prestige will
 > percolate through it completely. That way I can color a whole
 > domain with a nonboolean trust hue, while a domain of fakers will
 > have only very few connections (through compromises, or human
 > mistakes), which will rapidly sealed, once actually used to do
 > something to lower their prestige ("I signed the key of a spammer,
 > please kill me now").

The trouble is that it requires human action, which is expensive and
becoming more expensive.

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