[Chugalug] Am I Paranoid?

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 15:39:36 UTC 2013


Yes, but assuming that they are ONLY using backdoors is giving them too
little credit. The NSA has both the expertise and the computing power to
crack, so assume they are going to use it.


On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Rod <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:

> **
> From what I've been reading, check pro republica article, they are mostly
> relying on back doors in commercial products.
> Reporting is sayinguse open source.
> Also heard a they have an ssl backdoor. Something to ponder given recent
> discussion we have had over keys vs certificates.
>
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> On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:52:59 -0400, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> That would be the easy way, and I have no doubt that they have such back
> doors, but with enough computing power any sort of encryption outside of
> quantum encryption is going to be crack-able with time
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Jon Stanford <jbirdvegas at aokp.co> wrote:
>
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>> On Sep 11, 2013 9:40 AM, "Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Eh, 'Securing' your traffic is questionable at this point unless you
>> switch back to a 'sneakernet' sort of network.
>> >
>> > With the growing computing power the NSA has at their fingertips, I'm
>> more apt to assume that if they want to crack your encryption, they will
>> crack it.
>>
>> ... or just us a backdoor they built into the encryption product
>>
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