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Counterpane: Crypto-Gram for December 15, 2000

Dec 18, 2000, 23:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In the wake of last November's election, pundits have called for more accurate voting and vote counting. To most people, this obviously means more technology. But before jumping to conclusions, let's look at the security and reliability issues surrounding voting technology...."

"One of the problems facing a network security administrator is that there are simply too many alerts to deal with...."

"In November, IBM announced a new block-cipher mode of operation that "simultaneously encrypts and authenticates," using "about half the time," and is more suited for parallelization. IBM's press release made bold predictions of the algorithm's wide use and fast acceptance. I'd like to offer some cautionary notes...."

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