Intuitive cryptography that's also practical and secure.

Alexander Klimov alserkli at
Sun Feb 4 10:11:32 EST 2007

On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, Leichter, Jerry wrote:
> This is a common misconception.  The legal system does not rely on
> lawyers, judges, members of Congress, and so on understanding how
> technology or science works.  It doesn't rely on them coming to
> accept the trustworthiness of the technology on any basis a
> technologist would consider reasonable.  All it requires is that
> they accept the authority of experts in the subject area, and that
> those experts agree "strongly enough" that the mechanism is sound.

Right, this is the theory, and in theory there is no difference
between practice and theory, unfortunately, in practice it exists:


   Oct. 19, 2004, while substituting for a seventh-grade
   language class at Kelly Middle School, Amero claimed she
   could not control the graphic images appearing in an endless
   cycle on her computer.

   "The pop-ups never went away," Amero testified. "They were

   Computer expert W. Herbert Horner, testifying in Amero's
   defense, said he found spyware on the computer and an
   innocent hair styling Web site "that led to this pornographic
   loop that was out of control."

   [Jury] convicted Amero, 40, of Windham of four counts of risk of
   injury to a minor, or impairing the morals of a child. She faces a
   sentence of up to 40 years in prison.


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