[svlug] France.

Michael Eager eager at eagercon.com
Tue Nov 17 14:08:41 PST 2015


On 11/17/2015 01:23 PM, Michael C. Robinson wrote:
> This isn't Linux specific, but prayers offered for the French after the
> attack on Paris.  The terrorists apparently used Sony Playstation 4 and
> secure DES encryption to communicate in a way that intelligence could
> not pick up.  I'm not a strong advocate of having back doors on
> encryption, but how can this terrible abuse of technology be combatted?

The news report which I heard sounded very conjectural.

If you allow some secret communication to be compromised,
then you essentially compromise all communication and none
of it, whether legitimate or not, is secret.

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