Re: the return of key escrow?

2006-02-19 Thread Peter Clay
On Thu, Feb 16, 2006 at 06:54:21PM +1300, Peter Gutmann wrote: Steven M. Bellovin [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: According to the BBC, the British government is talking to Microsoft about putting in a back door for the file encryption mechanisms. That's one way of looking at it. It's not

Re: the return of key escrow?

2006-02-16 Thread Peter Gutmann
Steven M. Bellovin [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: According to the BBC, the British government is talking to Microsoft about putting in a back door for the file encryption mechanisms. That's one way of looking at it. It's not really a backdoor, it's a way of spiking DRM. If the UK government can be

Re: the return of key escrow?

2006-02-16 Thread Chris Olesch
Ok the lurker posts...Can someone explain to me why security specialists think this:The system uses BitLocker Drive Encryption through a chip called TPM (Trusted Platform Module) in the computer's motherboard. is going to stop authorities from retreiving data?I ask this question on the basis of

Re: the return of key escrow?

2006-02-16 Thread Dave Howe
Chris Olesch wrote: Ok the lurker posts... Can someone explain to me why security specialists think this: The system uses BitLocker Drive Encryption through a chip called TPM (Trusted Platform Module) in the computer's motherboard. is going to stop authorities from retreiving data? I