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Re: How long before NIPC decides we need one of these?
On 04/30/00 09:59:53 PM email@example.com wrote: >On Sun, Apr 30, 2000 at 04:14:11PM -0700, Roland Dobbins wrote: >> >> http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2000/04/30/stinwenws01034.html > >I thought that we already had one of these and that it was called Echelon. Defeating Echelon involves only using standard techniques that are a good idea in any case (strong encryption and encrypting everything). This requires ISPs to install the wiretaps at their cost; coupled with RIP this means that you know the government will be recording your traffic and they can very easily require you to give them any encrypted traffic. The civil rights issues have been getting a lot of attention, but has anyone come across something discussing the security issues? Breaking into one of these monitoring centers would be a major coup for a cracker and I rather strongly doubt that a government agency would be on the ball enough to make a break-in impossible.