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[liberationtech] Cryptography super-group creates unbreakable encryption

Andreas Bader noergelpizza at hotmail.de
Thu Feb 7 05:14:25 PST 2013


On 02/07/2013 11:58 AM, Jens Christian Hillerup wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Andreas Bader <noergelpizza at hotmail.de> wrote:
>> Notionally there is no unbreakable encryption.
>> Practically there is a unbreakable encryption (AES, SHA-3); our
>> standarts are more than adequate.
>> The risk with encryptions is more the possibility of a hardware hack.
>> Or a bad guy beating the shit out of you with a 5 Dollar Wrench until
>> you tell him the password.
>> In real life no one will use a super computer to break our hardcore
>> encrypted harddrives.
> I think Nadim was being sarcastic. I'm also eager to see what comes
> from this. I too think it's rather odd that these supposedly
> respectable cryptographers are so blatantly ignoring Kirchoff's
> principle.
>
> Quickly skimmed the article; it seems that you have to trust them to
> *actually* encrypt your stuff on your phone before storing it on their
> servers. As with so many others, it'd behoove them to put their code
> where their mouths are; I don't mind them making money off of this,
> but at least they should stop leveraging their big names in the
> industry to get a lot of media attention around them selling
> snake-oil.
>
> JC
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Didn't get it, sorry.
I always forget that you can have humor in such a serious world. :-)

Andreas



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