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RE: Evaluating subversion for an enterprise installation

From: Hernan Martinez - ECC <hernan.martinez_at_ecc.es>
Date: 2005-12-02 20:44:34 CET

> Some people have the confused belief that keeping the workings of the
> machinery secret is helpful to security. It is not. This has been an
> absolute rule in the encryption community for over a century:
> Kasiski's principle (if I remember right) -- every detail of the
> machinery is known, the only thing secret is the keys.

It's Kerckhoff's.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerckhoffs%27_law

-H.

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