Encryption Sticks (Randomats)

  • Gideon Samid
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2229)

Abstract

Recognizing that a trusted, highly random, series of bits is the currency of modern cryptography, one may opt for a physical contraption that houses a supply of random bits, ready for safe and versatile use by individuals and organizations. Usage ranges from a steady supply of random keys to the prevailing symmetric and stream cryptographies, and up to raw one-time-pad protocols. The contraption dubbed encryption stick, e-stick, or Randomat enables one to establish a virtual identity which is highly secure against exposure, and thus empowers people towards candid exchange, anonymous transactions, and wholesale transparency of issues, with potentially broad social implications. The e-stick will be cash purchased in a public shop (anonymity), and this off-Internet item will protect its user from the pervasive data nakedness in cyberspace.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gideon Samid
    • 1
  1. 1.Technion - Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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