[IIU] Re: [ILUG] FW: ALERT: EU storing all net traffic
mfrench42 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu May 9 16:11:24 IST 2002
Anders Holm mentioned:
> For PGP to become commercial, they had to hand over the algorithm to
So? The whole point of PGP is that the algorithm is public knowledge, the
security is in the key. In theory it should take a very fast computer
many years to crack a key using brute force, even if the plain text is
 In theory, because bugs and other "optimizations" can make it much
easier for spies to decode messages. It can also be less work to write a
program that reads the secret key off the users hard drive when they load a
certain web page...
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