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6194Re: [decentralization] decentralized recognizability

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  • Lucas Gonze
    Nov 6, 2002
      Miles Sabin wrote:
      > My worry is that it isn't really all that much better than nothing. The
      > squiggles seem too easy to spoof (as you described earlier), and might
      > just give a false sense of security. In truth I'd have more confidence
      > in my ability (if I was being careful) to accurately recognize a
      > textual key fingerprint than a squiggle.

      Military-grade security sometimes weakens actual security. Are you as
      likely to proofread a textual key as to confirm the basic shape of a
      squiggle? It may be that a slacker MITM attack is more than enough in
      real life.

      - Lucas
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