[Discussion] US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet

Jeremy Read jeremy at pyrosoftware.net
Fri Sep 6 20:18:43 NZST 2013


Which area should we be worrying about?


On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 8:09 PM, Jaco van der Merwe - Workshop Enterprises
Ltd. <workshop.enterprises at gmail.com> wrote:

>  pibkac
>
> http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/security.png
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> yes, it's a little scary, but that's probably not the area that you should
> really worry about IMHO
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> On 13/9/6 20:02 , Jeremy Read wrote:
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>  "A 10-year NSA program against encryption technologies made a
> breakthrough in 2010 which made "vast amounts" of data collected through
> internet cable taps newly "exploitable"."
>
>  That could be it. Who knows, normally these sorts of things remain
> secrets for at least 30 years. As their value is in that people don't know
> it's broken.
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>  And the value of the intelligence is immense, WW2 was won on this sort
> of information.
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> I personally do not believe that the these organizations have any interest
> in an individual per say, they aren't interested in creating some sort of
> 1984 style future. It is merely that they want to prevent the tragedies of
> the past.
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> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 1:51 PM, Robin Paulson <robin at bumblepuppy.org>wrote:
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>> so, apparently nothing we read or write is secure, any encrypted data
>> can be decrypted by the nsa. banking, email, shopping, credit card
>> transactions, the lot.
>>
>> jeremy, i guess this is the result of the quantum computing you talked
>> about a few weeks back?
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>> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security
>>
>> --
>> robin
>>
>> What the world needs now, is love sweet love
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