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Re: tmda: Challenge-response is fundamentally broken (RAPNAP)



On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 03:56:16PM -0500, david nicol wrote:
> > For challenge response to work it has to be annoying to lots of people.  
> > Anything that stops it being annoying will stop it working.  That's why
> > it is broken.
> 
> Challenge-response, BY ITSELF ONLY, suffers from that problem. When
> combined with other methods, CR is useful, and is _less annoying_
> then alternatives, such as requiring all correspondents to install PGP
> for instance.

Every single one of these alternatives is dangerously insane.

I don't think "It's better than hurling yourself into a meat grinder"
is a good rationale for doing something.

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