Re: Transparency is impossible

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Apr 03 2000 - 21:06:11 MDT

Zero Powers wrote:
> >From: "John Clark" <>
> >No, it is not a fact. Quantum Encryption, which has actually been used in
> >a commercial setting not just in the lab, is as secure as the laws of
> >physics.
> *That* is news to me. Do you know where I can find out more about this
> quantum encryption?

A simple one-time pad is as "unbreakable" as quantum encryption, but you
can still fish the original paper out of the garbage.

See Bruce Schneier, "Why Cryptography Is Harder Than It Looks".

--      Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

                 Member, Extropy Institute
           Senior Associate, Foresight Institute

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