Coordinated Attack

Here is a weak attack on the full sealer. There are two conspirators, X and Y. X and Y each report the booty. In regard to sealer logic we have often said that you need both unsealer and a sealed box to get the innards. No one had both and the limited communications channel between them should have prevented the conspiracy. If only the sealer code could invoke a sealed box all would be well. Perhaps OCaml’s module system can fix this, but I am not confident.

This pattern is still useful but I need to think thru the ramifications of this attack. It seems limiting to assume that all holders of an unsealer have the same goals.

Just now (2016 June 19) I see no use of sealers that Stiegler’s pattern does not provide.

A note