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Re: US Congress already discussing bans on strong crypto (fwd)
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: US Congress already discussing bans on strong crypto (fwd)
- From: Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick_(_at_)_www2_(_dot_)_zill_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 11:48:35 -0500
On Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 12:31:05PM +0200, Han wrote:
> Darren Reed (avalon_(_at_)_cairo_(_dot_)_anu_(_dot_)_edu_(_dot_)_au) wrote:
> > WASHINGTON -- The encryption wars have begun.
> There are so many ways to encode messages. Bin Laden is now using
> communication tools from the stone-age (smoke-signals?) And it is the
> most perfect encrytion possible. And it's untracable.
No, you are wrong here. Clinton signed the export waiver to let Syria
buy high-tech encryption stuff. Syria appears to have funneled some
of that equipment to bin Laden.
The bad part is, that encryption stuff that I as an American am not
able to buy from an American company was sold to bad guys somewhere
One time pads are unbreakable but cumbersome.
> If they are trying to find a way to find terrorist this is not it.
> Those people are very flexible.