[cryptome] Re: [Cryptography] Boing Boing pushing an RSA Conference boycott

  • From: "Gary L. Wallin" <garylwallin@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:28:02 -0600

John is right. This problem is too complex to be solved by just running off like Don Quixote and taking out windmills. Finding a few scapegoats for the failures of nearly the whole IT infrastructure

will not get us to the the promised land.

Criticize R, S, and A for their real short comings, but don't pretend they are
the real enemies.  I believe Pogo explained that the real
enemy has been seen, and it is US.

Gary L. Wallin

On 1/14/2014 4:34 PM, John Young wrote:
If courageous, Rivest, Shamir and Adelson can be burnt in effigy.

Their initials once were rightly world famous, and to smear these
distinguished gentlemen by vulgar opportunistic protest instigated
by noobs with less than zero comprehension of cryptography
should be condemned not debated.

James Bidzos raped the three once, twice, thrice, then hid his
corporatorizing crime under skirts of EMC. Don't ravage his

Protest, sure, but demonstrate what to protest for effectiveness,
not idiotic sloganeering of a logo. Hell, long-time duplicitous
IBM deserves deeper anger than RSA. DES and much more.

Go big and really bold. Protest the Waasenaar Arrangement,
the greatest rigging of the dual-use technology market ever, and
the world's greatest gang of cheaters, bribers, underhanded
dealers of contraband, most of it lethal, far deadlier than crypto.

Greenwald blogs there are cryptographers and comsec experts
reviewing Snowden's material for future releases. Presumably
the highly ethical reviewers have a clear shot at avoiding release
of their own names and firms. They will cheat, that's certain.

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