Monday, December 17, 2007

Lets restart the crypto-wars.

Ross Anderson on UK Crypto Export Duplicity (via Michael Froomkin)

I find it somewhat difficult to get excited about this stuff when the position of the authorities is so weak. Strong crypto is widely available and beyond the control of any government. Any terrorist group with the will to do so can obtain encryption tools that are as unbreakable as the public state of the art allows.

The situation we have today is that we have strong cryptography that meets the needs of Internet criminals but not the ordinary Internet user who is targetted by Internet crime.

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