[MUD-Dev] strong encryption for authentication

Jon Lambert tychomud at ix.netcom.com
Sat Jul 14 01:19:54 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


J C Lawrence wrote:
 
> The next problem is that all of this analysis is resting on
> quicksand.  The client is in the hands of the enemy.  It not only
> can't be trusted, we can implicitly assume that it has not only
> been compromised by the player, but also by any other party with
> even a mild interest.
 
The server is also in the hands of the enemy.  Just take one of the
compelling reasons for security; to prevent credit card fraud.  I
don't know if this is common knowledge or not, but by far most
credit card fraud is perpetrated by employees of the vendor
receiving the card number!

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