Re: AES HDD encryption was XOR

2008-12-09 Thread Jon Callas
In the NBC TV episode of /Chuck/ a couple of weeks ago, the NSA cracked a 512-bit AES cipher on a flash drive trying every possible key. Could be hours, could be days. (Only minutes in TV land.) http://www.nbc.com/Chuck/video/episodes/#vid=838461 (Chuck Versus The Fat Lady, 4th segment, at

Re: Why the poor uptake of encrypted email? [Was: Re: Secrets and cell phones.]

2008-12-09 Thread Dirk-Willem van Gulik
On 8 Dec 2008, at 22:43, David G. Koontz wrote: JOHN GALT wrote: StealthMonger wrote: This may help to explain the poor uptake of encrypted email. It would be useful to know exactly what has been discovered. Can you provide references? The iconic Paper explaining this is Why Johnny

Re: Why the poor uptake of encrypted email?

2008-12-09 Thread Alec Muffett
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Re: The next time someone tells you no one would do something...

2008-12-09 Thread Peter Gutmann
Perry E. Metzger [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Summary: shops in Vietnam removing the baseband chip on iPhone motherboards to reprogram and unlock them. From someone who knows about these things: They got this a little wrong -- he's actually removing the stacked die NOR/PSRAM, erasing and

Re: Why the poor uptake of encrypted email?

2008-12-09 Thread ji
Alec Muffett wrote: Naq bs pbhefr lbh unir gb nepuvir pbcvrf bs gur ybofgre, abg gur fbhc. If we still had finger-plans, this would have made its way into mine. What a great quote! /ji PS: For the rot13-impaired, it reads And of course you have to archive copies of the lobster, not the

Re: AES HDD encryption was XOR

2008-12-09 Thread Victor Duchovni
On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 08:53:18PM -0800, Jon Callas wrote: In the NBC TV episode of /Chuck/ a couple of weeks ago, the NSA cracked a 512-bit AES cipher on a flash drive trying every possible key. Could be hours, could be days. (Only minutes in TV land.)