Re: [CFRG] HPKE and AEAD Authentication Tag Length

Dan Harkins <dharkins@lounge.org> Tue, 24 August 2021 06:47 UTC

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Subject: Re: [CFRG] HPKE and AEAD Authentication Tag Length
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On 8/23/21 9:13 PM, Peter Gutmann wrote:
> Dan Harkins <dharkins@lounge.org> quotes:
>
>> "knowledgeable security professionals should be able to manage the risks in
>> connection with [a targeted forgery attack"
> It's "What is an example of the No True Scotsman Fallacy?", Alex.  Do I get my
> $400?

    ZZZZzzzzzzztttt! Wrong answer. It's not an appeal to purity, it's 
just an
observation that people who know what they're doing should know how to 
manage
risk.

   Of course, in this day and age of entire countries shuttering over a 
single
case of a viral infection (1 person out of 5,000,000) perhaps such an 
observation
is quaint and nostalgic. Alas, no $400 for you but be sure to stay in 
your bubble
and don't you dare speak to your neighbors.

   Dan.

-- 
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