Wiretapping and crypto: those who snoop can still snoop

Matt Blaze analyzes the contents of The 2010 U.S. Wiretap Report: "Despite dire predictions to the contrary, the open availability of cryptography has done little to hinder law enforcement's ability to conduct investigations." (crypto.com)


  1. I find the “open availability” statement horrible.

    Even at the consumer level beyond the gangster level this is silly.

    If the iphone (or similar) suddenly allowed applications to alter the audio io directly, suddenly we would have a real crypto cell to cell conversation.

    Relying on ssl is sham, it should be considered trivial that the DHS with its backbone access cannot deal with this already. Nobody is making firefox addons that detect when your under the influence of a escrow proxy websense tool, or alerting you that https keys have different fingerprints suddenly.

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