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Re^26: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)

by jryan (Vicar)
on Sep 03, 2004 at 22:47 UTC ( #388439=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^25: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
in thread Perl 6 ... dead?

You're saying that RSA - encrypted JVM bytecode would be trivial to decrypt?

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Re^27: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Sep 03, 2004 at 22:52 UTC

    That's exactly equivalent to the DVD Content Scambling System. It hinges on the security of the decryption key, which is delivered to every user, hidden inside the VM. Remember what happened to CSS?

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      I didn't suggest that the key be hidden inside the VM. I suggested that it be entered by the users, every time the encrypted program was run; hence the "it would be a huge pain in the ass to users" part. :)

        Well, that would be trivial to "break" from the onset, since the algorithm is known and the key is also known.

        Makeshifts last the longest.

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