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Subject: [CryptoRights] SECURITY ALERT!! (RSA Expiration/Benefit)
From: Dave Del Torto (ddtcryptorights.org)
Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 16:41:00 CDT
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(msg: join us at the party! :)
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*** F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E *** (or even sooner! :)
CryptoRights Benefit & RSA Expiration Party SECURITY ALERT!!
CRF Advisory CA-2000-09-20
Passphrase Compromise Failure in:
Original release date: September 20, 2000
Last revised: September 20, 2000
A complete revision history is not at the end of this file.
All partygoer humans running the "passphrase.html" service
Sharp-eared cryptanalysts have discovered that the SECRET PASSPHRASE
for the massive CryptoRights Benefit & Complementary RSA Patent
Expiration Party -- scheduled for tomorrow 21 Sept 2000 at the Great
American Music Hall in San Francisco from 8:00-1:30 -- has not yet
been COMPLETELY COMPROMISED!!
Shocked party admins, faced with a lack of SECURITY BREACHES (a few
of the ~500 RSVPs apparently didn't LEAK THE INFORMATION to HACKER
ACCOMPLICES fast enough), have nevertheless released a PASSPHRASE BUG
PATCH (within minutes!).
The NEW PASSPHRASE is:
"Secure Your Human Rights!"
This passphrase, being the CryptoRights Motto (and therefore easily
guessable) has been DETERMINED TO BE STRONG ENOUGH (for benefit work).
Naturally, this system is designed to be as prone to BUFFER OVERFLOWS
and other INSECURITIES as humanly possible, so the OLD PASSPHRASE
(which was "I will never forge the passphrase") will STILL WORK
because some party admin will not get this email until after the
party and will forget to revoke it after the fact.
We appreciate your keeping this information from yourself for as long
as possible (ten seconds should be enough ...wait for it), then
LEAKING IT TO THE PRESS and all your friends.
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Party Update! <http://cryptorights.org/events/patent-benefit.html#updates>
Tell Friends! <mailto:INSERT-EMAIL?subject=http://cryptorights.org/benefit>