Quoting <20010522140918.A1672 at suberic.net>
by kevin lyda <kevin at suberic.net>:
> let's say you have a group of people that will have public key
> encrypted files sent to them. at any point you want to make sure
> that any *two* of those people can unlock a private key to decrypt
> those files.
If you could split the group in two, you could create an 'A' key and a
'B' key, double-encrypt the secret documents with both, then
distribute the 'A' key to each member of the 'A' group, and similarly
give the 'B' group copies of the 'B' key. This means whoever's
producing the documents only needs to encrypt twice, but it does mean
that if the 'A' group are wiped out, the 'B' group cannot access the
blueprints to the doomsday device (or whatever).
"Where am I supposed to find coelacanths at this time of day?"
"Process doesn't concern me. I'm a high level thinker."
David Murphy - For PGP public key, send mail with Subject: send-pgp-key
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