Protection by Cryptography Can’t be Above Protection by Login Credential

Ukraine war shows danger of unencrypted communications, says US Army secretaryhttps://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/c2-comms/2022/06/01/ukraine-war-shows-danger-of-unencrypted-communications-us-armys-wormuth/

Shall we consider a very typical case that a message is encrypted by a cryptographic module that can stand the fiercest brute forces attacks for trillions of years, while the digital identity of the recipient who is to decrypt the encrypted message is protected by a password/pincode that a PC can break in a matter of hours or even minutes?

As such, protection by cryptography can’t be above protection by login credential, passwords in most cases. The lower of the two decides the overall protection level.

This observation urges us to make the secret credentials the most solid and reliable. Here we propose that we can make use of citizens’ episodic memory that is firmly inscribed deep in their brains for their secret credentials, as discussed in “Solution Resides in Citizen’s Brain Unnoticed” https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hitoshikokumai_democracy-privacy-ethics-activity-6908966261007503360-_Cd_

Well, we know that there are quite a few people who are pushing us to ditch passwords. Our analysis of this misperception is presented here — “Moral Responsibility for Having Awoken” https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hitoshikokumai_democracy-privacy-ethics-activity-6936846391776292864-C2Lg

Would it be very wise to weaken the defence from within when we face formidable adversaries who are making every effort to destroy our defence line?

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Hitoshi Kokumai

Advocate of ‘Identity Assurance by Our Own Volition and Memory’, Inventor of Expanded Password System and Founder of Mnemonic Identity Solutions Limited in UK.