US drafting plan to allow government access to any email or Web search

2008-01-15 Thread Perry E. Metzger

Forwarded from Dave Farber's list:


From: Rich Kulawiec [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 6:41 PM
To: Fergie; David Farber; Richard Forno; Lauren Weinstein
Subject: US drafting plan to allow government access to any email or Web search

Quoting from:


http://rawstory.com/news/2007/US_drafting_plan_to_allow_government_0114.html

National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell is drawing up
plans for cyberspace spying that would make the current debate
on warrantless wiretaps look like a walk in the park, according
to an interview published in the New Yorker's print edition today.

Debate on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act will be a
walk in the park compared to this, McConnell said. this is going
to be a goat rope on the Hill. My prediction is that we're going
to screw around with this until something horrendous happens.

The article, which profiles the 65-year-old former admiral
appointed by President George W. Bush in January 2007 to oversee
all of America's intelligence agencies, was not published on
the New Yorker's Web site. (It can be read here in pdf).

[...]

The PDF link points to:

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/WashWire.pdf

which I'm unable to access at the moment.

---Rsk

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Re: Philips/NXP/Mifare CRYPTO1 mostly reverse-engineered

2008-01-15 Thread Henryk Plötz
Moin,

Am Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:28:37 + schrieb Steven J. Murdoch:

 There is some confusion on the cryptography mailing list over whether
 the Crypto1 encryption algorithm which you reverse engineered is the
 same as the Hitag 2 one. NXP don't help things by branding both as
 Mifare.
 
  http://www.mail-archive.com/cryptography@metzdowd.com/msg08478.html
 
 It would help to clarify things if you sent a mail to that list saying
 whether or not the code mentioned in the above email is equivalent to
 Crypto1.

No it's not.
http://cryptanalysis.eu/blog/2007/12/29/mifare-crypto1/#comment-391

Karsten also said that though Hitag2 similar in structure to Crypto1,
the former is less complex, and may be a predecessor or something.

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Henryk Plötz
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Re: US drafting plan to allow government access to any email or Web search

2008-01-15 Thread Steven M. Bellovin
On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 08:19:11 -0500
Perry E. Metzger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 The PDF link points to:
 
 http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/WashWire.pdf
 
 which I'm unable to access at the moment.


I believe the proper URL is
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/01/13/dancing-spychief-wants-to-tap-into-cyberspace/
(and as best I can tell, it doesn't require a WSJ subscription for
access).



--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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