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Jon Farmer jonfarmer at enta.net
Tue Nov 2 09:07:25 GMT 2004

sparkes wrote:

> but who authenticates the authenticaters and can we trust them?  I'm 
> starting to worry this could be a case for mulder and scully, and they 
> said trust no one!  help, I am at my wits end here.  How do I apply all 
> the required security and remain user friendly.

This reminds me of a discussion on here recently about PGP v Digital 
Signatues. As I argued then the only person you can trust implicitly is 

> The answer is you can't.  If it's secure you can't use it (because it's 
> encased in contrete, turned off and at the bottom of the pacific) and if 
> it's insecure I dont' want to use it ;-)

The amount of 'security' needed is related to how sensitive/valuable 
your data is againt how paranoid you are.

Jon Farmer
Systems Programmer
Entanet International Ltd
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