"Secure" channel demystifying?

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Tue Jul 13 04:47:21 GMT 2004

On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 21:58:55 +0400
"Dimitry V. Ketov" <Dimitry.Ketov at avalon.ru> wrote:

> What it (session key) is used for?

A session key is used cryptographically to establish and maintain integrety
and confidentiality of communication between two entities over an otherwise
insecure medium. It's a *key* like one you might use to unlock a door. So if
you don't know the key you cannot communicate (or rather you will be


Greedo shoots first? Not in my Star Wars.

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