[LAD] [OT] Richard Stallman warns against ChromeOS
ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Wed Dec 15 19:40:20 UTC 2010
On Wed, 2010-12-15 at 19:56 +0100, Arnold Krille wrote:
> On Wednesday 15 December 2010 16:41:32 Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> > On 12/15/2010 11:14 AM, gene heskett wrote:
> > > Ralf I suspect, if he were to use pgp, would be like me, and only trust
> > > pgp-2.6.2a, the last one before they put Zimmerman in jail for a few
> > > years. I have often said, and have been called the uber paranoid for it,
> > > that one of the conditions of his release was that the next generation
> > > of pgp had a back door.
> > as they say, paranoia doesn't mean they're not after you!
> > :-D
> > i think this problem is mitigated somewhat by using open protocols with
> > open crypto implementations that have undergone public scrutiny. unless
> > you want to believe that "the NSA has quantum computers anyway and have
> > solved the entire problem space years ago" :)
> Some months back fbi had to admit that current encryption is to good for them.
> After a year of trying they returned a hard-disk (which Mexican police asked
> them to decrypt) admitting they couldn't do anything to get the data...
> Went through fefe's blog...
> Have fun,
There still is a much easier way to decrypt mails. I'm not talking about
a completely encrypted hard disk. Get the non-public, private key. Is
this key saved in a file on a computer that is connected to the web,
e.g. for usage directly with your mail client? Hack the firewall and get
that key or burglarise the flat to get access to the non-public, private
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