Secure, Obscure, whatever (by Black Unicorn)

Rohit Khare (
Tue, 26 May 1998 16:33:57 -0700

Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 15:00:15 -0500
From: Black Unicorn <>
Subject: Security, Obscurity, etc.

With all the recent confusion I thought I would outline some key terms:

Security through Obscurity - Housekey under the doormat
Obscurity through Security - Blinded Digital Cash
Securely Obscure - Mixmaster Remailers
Obscurely Secure - Rivest's Chaffing and Winnowing / ECC
Secure the Obscure - Invasion of Granada
Obscure the Secure - RSA's Propoganda page
Secured and then Obscured - Common White House black bag team coverup tactic
Obscured and then Secured - Hillary's billing records
Secure but not Obscure - Digicash
Obscure but not Secure - RSAs SecurPC
Neither Secure, nor Obscure - CIA budget figures
Secured - Iridium's deployment date (Last satellites up already)
Obscured - Iridium's deployment rate (uses GSM for billing)
Unsecured - Whitewater Loan
Unobscured - Whitewater Loan

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