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[liberationtech] One time pad Management system?

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 16:59:13 PDT 2013


Paul Elliott <pelliott at blackpatchpanel.com> wrote:

> Given a secure communications channel for key exchange,
> OTPs are absolutely unbreakable.

Against some attacks, yes. However, unless authentication
is used as well, they have absolutely no resistance to a
rewrite attack:

http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Stream_cipher#Rewrite_attacks

--
Who put a stop payment on my reality check?



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