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Re: [Full-disclosure] Orwell's country wants Big Brother backdoor in Vista cipher!
From: Babak Pasdar (bpasdarigxglobal.com)
Date: Fri Feb 17 2006 - 09:13:56 CST
Here is a link to a blog entry I did on CALEA. I think you might find
On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 08:02 -0600, Leif Ericksen wrote:
> Yikes but go figure... That is step one at this point to many old farts
> around that would fight more intense step that is yet on the horizon. I
> see it coming some day and it is inevitable... Does anybody else know
> what step 2 is going to be when the old farts are gone? OR at least
> they can cram it down the throat of society starting with the younger
> ones... AKA the Children?
> Ok it goes something like this. TCPA is fully enacted on the hardware
> and almost a software level. But then again you might not need it on
> the software level, because of WorldGrid. Now your system will have no
> local hard drive, will have a flash ROM for the OS (Mac is now going to
> Intel so it will be easer for this to happen) ALL software vendors are
> attached to world grid so you will always have access to the latest and
> greatest software available. In comes Micro Transaction Billing. You
> will be charged a certain small amount to run the software you desire.
> Your files will be safe and secure on the grid as well so no matter
> where in the world you go you can always have access to your data.
> The story continues but I am sure you all can see the stage. Now of
> course your data is 'safe' because you can encrypt it on the Grid with
> your own password that you create. IF you have proper TCPA registration
> you are allowed on the grind and as thus on the Internet, if you do not
> sorry access denied! Back to the old days of using a modem on a BBS, or
> use of packet radio and the like.
> When the Governments of the world start and companies start trying to do
> this we know it will be the end of computers as we know them today. But
> as far as back doors in encryption goes, you seen these stories pop up
> every now and again. The only way to prevent a back door is to create
> your own security system and not put in a back door for your own use.
> That is the way things go in our great big an wonderful world.
> Leif Ericksen
> On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 12:56 +0100, Feher Tamas wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4713018.stm
> > 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
> > defence.
> > Regards: Tamas Feher from Hungary.
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