[LAD] [OT] Richard Stallman warns against ChromeOS
arnold at arnoldarts.de
Wed Dec 15 20:47:36 UTC 2010
On Wednesday 15 December 2010 20:40:20 Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> 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,
> > Arnold
> 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
Still you have to know the password for the key :-P
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