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Re: [Full-disclosure] Orwell's country wants Big Brother backdoor inVista cipher!
From: GroundZero Security (fdg-0.org)
Date: Fri Feb 17 2006 - 08:37:20 CST
the backdoor stuff is concerning, but the funny thing is, you can still rip cd's to mp3 no matter what encryption they use,
since as long as you can play the audio files, you can always record it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Feher Tamas" <etomcatfreemail.hu>
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 12:56 PM
Subject: [Full-disclosure] Orwell's country wants Big Brother backdoor inVista cipher!
> Hello all,
> According to the above article from BBC News, the british
> parliament is urging Blair government to negotiate with
> Microsoft to implement a backdoor into the strong hard disk
> encryption module of upcoming Windows Vista from day one.
> The interior affairs committe of MPs heard testimony by
> Cambridge security design expert Ross Anderson. The
> academican said new TPM-based "BitLocker Drive Encryption"
> schemes in Microsoft Vista would be too difficult to break
> in the short timeframe terror suspects can be held without
> charge and thus cases could collapse for lack of evidence as
> detainees avoid self-incrimination by inventing tales of
> lost keys and passwords.
> The expert's answer is to put a backdoor into the BitLocker
> program code to bypass password and key checks. Critics
> argue this move would be hypocrisy, since the TPM based
> encryption method was invented to protect the interests of
> music and movie industry in the first place, who wanted to
> base their DRM schemes on encrypted files, which cannot be
> modified, ripped or shared meaningfully. Thus encryption is
> strong when used against the users, but would become weak or
> non-existent when people could use it for personal legal
> Regards: Tamas Feher from Hungary.
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