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Mar. 5th, 2004 | 06:39 pm
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Alice and Bob are names of the archetypal individuals used as examples in discussions of cryptographic protocols. Others include Carol (a participant in three- and four-party protocols), Dave (a participant in four-party protocols), Eve (an eavesdropper), Mallory (a malicious active attacker), Trent (a trusted arbitrator), Walter (a warden), Peggy (a prover), Victor (a verifier), Sam (a trusted server - Uncle Sam) and Charlie (a challenger/opponent).

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Catamighty

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from: champagnesheik
date: Mar. 5th, 2004 08:03 pm (UTC)

Will I ever understand your posts?

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Alex P.

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from: wetzel
date: Mar. 5th, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC)

sorry, it's about cryptography, something i've been interested in for a while

in 8th grade i wrote a program that encrypted text you entered into it using a military-strength encryption algorithm.

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from: dead_vegas
date: Mar. 6th, 2004 10:24 pm (UTC)

your lj is one of the reasons that this whole journal business is worth the trouble.

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Alex P.

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from: wetzel
date: Mar. 7th, 2004 10:33 pm (UTC)

:P

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