[MUD-Dev] Trusting the client, encrypting data

Richard A. Bartle richard at mud.co.uk
Thu Dec 18 21:12:40 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003

On 18th December, 2003, Peter Harkins wrote:

> Then when they need to know the data you can just send the key
> (hopefully small) instead of the data (a larger amount of data),
> reducing some delays.

Ah, now that IS a more interesting take on the usual use of
encryption. I'm not sure it's particularly useful, but it's
certainly not as insecure as I first thought.

I withdraw my earlier objection to it.

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