debunking snake oil

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at
Mon Sep 3 00:26:07 EDT 2007

On 8/30/07, travis+ml-cryptography at
<travis+ml-cryptography at> wrote:
> I think it might be fun to start up a collection of snake oil
> cryptographic methods and cryptanalytic attacks against them.  ...

> So, when you find a particularly obnoxious dilettante going on about
> his bone-headed unbreakable scheme, ..

You can get a few spectacularly boneheaded ones from Sklyarov's
Defcon presentation, the one he was arrested for. Link here.

Sandy Harris,
Nanjing, China

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