thoughts on one time pads

Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn at
Sat Jan 28 17:29:22 EST 2006

John Denker wrote:
> That indicates a gross lack of tamper-evident packaging, as discussed
> above.  The store should never have activated a card that came from a
> package that had been tampered with.

if you have seen many of the gift cards in racks at grocery stores ...
they can be skimmed w/o any tampering needed (many with no packaging at
all). it might be better that they were shipped in some sort of
packaging that would require tampering in order to skim.

i think that the conventional wisdom was that the cards were (nearly)
worthless until activated (and so why would anybody bother with a
worthless card).

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