[erlang-questions] Twoorl: an open source Twitter clone

Damien Morton <>
Fri Jun 6 15:37:18 CEST 2008

On 6/6/2008 10:48 PM, Joe Armstrong wrote:
> Security has nothing to do with this argument - if a password is sent
> over the network it has been
> sent - nothing can alter that.
> A man in the middle might store the message forever so it would make
> no difference if the
> server stores the data  for a millisecond or a trillion years.
> The reason for storing things in an appended log is to be able to
> replay the log later if things go wrong and
> recover from errors - it has nothing to do with security. Security and
> privacy has to do with the level of
> encryption that is applied to the items in the log.
> /Joe

Yes and no - security against legal attacks depends on the information 
being deleted (irrecoverable) after a certain point.

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