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Re: Buying and selling root certificates
At 11:10 AM 4/29/2004, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
On 29-apr-04, at 7:02, Stephen Sprunk wrote:I have a hard time believing this...The feds clearly have the power to get through or around encryption suspected criminals are using: the FBI reports that there have been _zero_ cases nationwide over the past several years where the use of encryption has prevented them or other agencies from obtaining the evidence needed, even when "secure" tools like PGP, SSL, or IPsec are used.
They secretly enter your house and put a hardware monitor on your keyboard to collect your passphrase as you type it in.
If you use the NSA, then you can't prosecute. The NSA won't testify in court, because they won't divulge what their true capabilities are.
So, you only use the NSA when the knowledge is more important than being able to prosecute.
Maybe this will cut down on unemployment a little:
The Watergate burglars now have job opportunities :-)