Re: [DNSOP] Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on key lengths...

Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at> Fri, 28 March 2014 13:11 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on key lengths...
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Phillip Hallam-Baker <hallam@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 9:01 AM, Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at> wrote:
> >
> > I have a rough plan for how to avoid the insecure time replay vulnerability:
> > http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/dnsop/current/msg11245.html
>
> Why is this needed?

Some devices don't have battery-backed clocks. Some have broken clocks.
Private keys might get compromised rather than factorized.

Tony.
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