10 November 1997
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 09:00:59 +0100 (CET) From: Lucky Green <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Crypto smartcard demo at the monthly meeting It seems that everybody had fun watching my smartcard demo at this month's Cypherpunks meeting. It certainly generated a lot of interest in this, to many US programmers still novel, technology. I sincerely hope that the attendees walked away with more than the realization, as you saw in my demonstration, that a 16 bit keyspace is not cryptographically secure. :-) On behalf of the Cypherpunks Smartcard Developer Association, I would like to again issue a call for smartcards and smartcard Programmer Reference Manuals. Without both, it will be difficult to move our research forward in a timely fashion. If you have access to either, especially to those made by Siemens or Bull, please contact me. Anonymous donations are encouraged. We also need inverse readers and serial port sniffers that do not affect the traffic on the serial port. Pointers to commercial sources are welcome. Schematics or better yet donations are preferred. Furthermore, I would like everybody interested in obtaining one of the universal smartcard readers used in the demo to contact me. Given enough interest, I volunteer to coordinate another production run. Thanks, -- Lucky Green <email@example.com> PGP v5 encrypted email preferred. "Tonga? Where the hell is Tonga? They have Cypherpunks there?"