Re: Security clampdown on the home PC banknote forgers

2004-06-08 Thread Axel H Horns
On 6 Jun 2004, at 15:30, R. A. Hettinga wrote:

 http://observer.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4940746-102285,00.html
 
  Observer
 
 Security clampdown on the home PC banknote forgers
 
 Banks win EU support for software blocks to tackle the cottage
 counterfeiters Tony Thompson, crime correspondent Sunday June 6,
 2004
 
 The Observer
 Computer and software manufacturers are to be forced to introduce
 new security measures to make it impossible for their products to be
 used to copy banknotes.

Hmm hmmm ... and what about Open Source graphics software like Gimp?  

  http://www.gimp.org/   

Will Gimp be banned because of everybody can throw out the call to the
banknote detection routine?  

Will the banknote detection software be made publicly available to the
Gimp developer team?  

Questions over questions ...  

Axel H Horns


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Can Skype be wiretapped by the authorities?

2004-04-28 Thread Axel H Horns
Is something known about the details of the crypto protocol within 
Skype? How reliable is the encryption?

See e.g.

http://www.financialcryptography.com/mt/archives/76.html

Can Skype be wiretapped by the authorities? With collaboration of the 
Skype operator? Without?

Axel H Horns

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