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Re: Wiretap or Magic Lantern?
From: Maarten <fulldisc () ultratux org>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 16:35:09 +0200
On Wednesday 07 April 2004 14:12, Szilveszter Adam wrote:
<snip other good stuff>
BTW as for some of the myths that accompany these covert ops in
cyberspace: you would be really surprised to learn how sophisticated
criminals have already been caught simply by sending them HTML email
that contained an invisible web bug, the kind that is in your spam every
day. It is mostly still the human factor, that gives one away, there is
mostly no need to go head-on against really strong crypto or stego.
Approach it from the human side and you are there much faster.
BTW as for the "NSA-proof"-nes of PGP: It is not uncrackable. Nothing
is, given the right amount of time and resources on your hands. The only
question is, does it need to be? And is it worth it? If you can get at
the info in say 10,000 years from now than clearly this is not an
option. And there is no need to go there either, when all you need is
some attractive woman and many men will readily tell more than you had
ever hoped for. :-P
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