applied cryptography - protocols, algorithms, and source code in c

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Unformatted text preview: nd, they only have to discard one bit of the subset. This detects eavesdropping with only a 50 percent probability, but if they do this with n different subsets Eve’s probability of eavesdropping without detection is only 1 in 2n . There’s no such thing as passive eavesdropping in the quantum world. If Eve tries to recover all the bits, she will necessarily disrupt the communications. Bennett and Brassard built a working model of quantum key distribution and have exchanged secure bits on a laser table. The latest I heard, some folks at British Telecom were sending bits over a 10-kilometer fiber-optic link [276,1245,1533]. They figure ilometers is feasible. The mind boggles. Previous Table of Contents Next Products | Contact Us | About Us | Privacy | Ad Info | Home Use of this site is subject to certain Terms & Conditions, Copyright © 1996-2000 EarthWeb Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of EarthWeb is prohibited. Read EarthWeb's privacy statement. To access the contents, click the chapter and section titles. Applied Cryptography, Second Edition: Protocols, Algorthms, and Source Code in C (cloth) Go! Keyword Brief Full Advanced Search Search Tips (Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Author(s): Bruce Schneier ISBN: 0471128457 Publication Date: 01/01/96 Search this book: Go! Previous Table of Contents Next ----------- Part IV The Real World Chapter 24 Example Implementations It’s one thing to design protocols and algorithms, but another thing to field them in operational systems. In theory, theory and practice are the same; in practice they are different. Often ideas that look good on paper don’t work in real life. Maybe the bandwidth requirements are too large; maybe the protocol is too slow. Chapter 10 discusses some of the issues related to using cryptography; this chapter gives examples of how it has been done in practice. 24.1 IBM Secret-Key Management Protocol In the late 1970s IBM developed a complete key management system for communications and f...
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