[tahoe-dev] cleversafe says: 3 Reasons Why Encryption is Overrated

Ben Laurie ben at links.org
Thu Aug 6 08:52:23 UTC 2009

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn wrote:
> I don't think there is any basis to the claims that Cleversafe makes
> that their erasure-coding ("Information Dispersal")-based system is
> fundamentally safer, e.g. these claims from [3]: "a malicious party
> cannot recreate data from a slice, or two, or three, no matter what the
> advances in processing power." ... "Maybe encryption alone is 'good
> enough' in some cases now  - but Dispersal is 'good always' and
> represents the future."

Surely this is fundamental to threshold secret sharing - until you reach
the threshold, you have not reduced the cost of an attack?

http://www.apache-ssl.org/ben.html           http://www.links.org/

"There is no limit to what a man can do or how far he can go if he
doesn't mind who gets the credit." - Robert Woodruff

More information about the tahoe-dev mailing list