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From: Wes Peters (wessoftweyr.com)
Date: Fri Jan 19 2001 - 10:34:55 CST
Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Wed, 17 Jan 2001 01:15:07 -0700, Wes Peters <wessoftweyr.com> said:
> > The iKey looks great, but I've been told it has a known exploit (a hard-
> > coded keyphrase built into the hardware, or something like that.)
> However, all that gives an attacker is the chance to attempt to
> brute-force the pass-phrase(s) your key(s) is/are protected under.
Right, and the whole idea with something like the iKey is to only connect
it to the machine when you need the key. I don't forsee someone mugging
the FreeBSD SO in order to send out properly signed nefarious security
At least not this week.
-- "Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"
Wes Peters Softweyr LLC wessoftweyr.com http://softweyr.com/
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