CryptKit 0.9: cryptsock

David P Jablon dpj at world.std.com
Mon Dec 10 03:37:31 CET 2001


In article <u0s91hsjsl2s0d at corp.supernews.com>,
Peter Gutmann <pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
>... but [SPEKE] is itself patented, thus making it of academic interest only.

Actually, there is commercial interest too, despite the 
resistance of those who dislike cryptography patents.

>(Seems like half the password-assisted PKCs around exist mostly to avoid
> patents on other password-assisted PKCs).

This might also be interpreted as a sign of healthy competition
in a capitalist system. ;-)

-- dpj




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