Re: [Cryptography] NSA and cryptanalysis

2013-08-31 Thread David I. Emery
On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 07:17:08AM -0400, Jerry Leichter wrote: So the latest Snowden data contains hints that the NSA (a) spends a great deal of money on cracking encrypted Internet traffic; (b) recently made some kind of a cryptanalytic breakthrough. What are we to make of this?

Re: How the Greek cellphone network was tapped.

2007-07-22 Thread David I. Emery
On Sat, Jul 21, 2007 at 12:56:00PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote: On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 04:46:51 -0700 (PDT) look at 18 USC 2512 (http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_2512000-.html) any person who intentionally ... manufactures, assembles,

Re: gang uses crypto to hide identity theft databases

2006-12-24 Thread David I. Emery
On Fri, Dec 22, 2006 at 10:57:17AM -0800, Alex Alten wrote: I'm curious as to why the cops didn't just pull the plugs right away. It would probably take a while (minutes, hours?) to encrypt any significant amount of data. At the risk of stating the obvious, this is almost certainly