Re: cellphones as room bugs

2006-12-03 Thread John Ioannidis
On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 10:21:57AM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote: Quoting: The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations.

Re: cellphones as room bugs

2006-12-03 Thread Steve Schear
At 07:21 AM 12/2/2006, Perry E. Metzger wrote: Quoting: The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations. The technique is

Re: cellphones as room bugs

2006-12-03 Thread Steve Schear
At 07:21 AM 12/2/2006, Perry E. Metzger wrote: Quoting: The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations. BTW, its easy to

Re: Can you keep a secret? This encrypted drive can...

2006-12-03 Thread David Johnston
Jon Callas wrote: Moreover, AES-256 is 20-ish percent slower than AES-128. Compared to AES-128, AES-256 is 140% of the rounds to encrypt 200% as much data. So when implemented in hardware, AES-256 is substantially faster. AES-256 - 18.26 bits per round AES-128 - 12.8 bits per round I

Re: cellphones as room bugs

2006-12-03 Thread Thor Lancelot Simon
On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 05:15:02PM -0500, John Ioannidis wrote: On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 10:21:57AM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote: Quoting: The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile