on 01/18/98at 02:22 PM,  our friend Carl Galgano
<cgalgano@ediconsulting.com> said:

>Actually, only the passwords are encrypted in an SNA transaction, but
>that is generally all you need.

I still wonder where the real risk lies.  Electrons racing down a phone
line are hard to catch, hard to put together in the right order, and hard
to determine which is good and which is trash.  

If a bad guy wanted your password, would he sniff your phone lines? 
Probably that would be his last choice.  

I am not against internet security plans and programs, but when I see the
actual security lapses that happen in offices everywhere, I tend to worry
a bit less over T1 telephone lines.

Booth Martin     

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