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public key is?[edit]

It won't be clear until i know what a public-key is. Kingturtle 02:42 Apr 16, 2003 (UTC)

general attack?[edit]

I answered my own question by wikifying public key. It seems to me that there are many instances in the natural world in which this strategy works. Don't some viruses operate this way? Or some insects or fish? Kingturtle 02:45 Apr 16, 2003 (UTC)

Biometrics are no more secure, deleted...[edit]

Most biometrics don't change; if they do, a secure-channel transfer must be made...since they are unchanging, they don't add any extra authentication security. They can just be relayed along as-is. It is generally impractical to do more than one secure channel transfer, so real-time biometrics are out. The only example I can think of that works is voice, but that is unreliable, easy to fool in only a few tries, and would rely on strings of randomly chosen words. Also, if your voice is hoarse, etc., it will lock you out. Eyes don't change, fingerprints don't change, etc. --Pokeme444 22:11, Mar 20 2010 (UTC)

One-time pads[edit]

One-time pads are invulnerable to MITM, assuming the security of the one-time pad. In fact, the data can be translated in plaintext if you trust the pad. 22:11, Mar 20 2010 (UTC)

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Server certificate pinning enhancement[edit]

May I add a Github link to my work about an enhancement to server certificate pinning to prevent MiTM attack? Not sure whether this violates Wikipedia's policy regarding external links. I got a warning while trying to add the link. Syang7081 (talk) 00:41, 24 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

You can post it here for review. The guideline is WP:EL which has a fair bit of waffle but which boils down to an attempt to oppose the proliferation of external links because many of them are added for promotion. You are not WP:AUTOCONFIRMED and there is probably a filter to warn about posting a link. In general, an article would only have an external link if the topic at the target page was covered by a few reliable sources. Johnuniq (talk) 03:21, 24 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
This is the Github link: https://github.com/syang7081/server-authentication. Thank you for your quick reply! Syang7081 (talk) 04:42, 24 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]