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From: fulldisc at ultratux.org (Maarten)
Subject: Wiretap or Magic Lantern?

On Wednesday 07 April 2004 14:12, Szilveszter Adam wrote:
> Hello all,

<snip other good stuff>

> BTW as for some of the myths that accompany these covert ops in
> cyberspace: you would be really surprised to learn how sophisticated
> criminals have already been caught simply by sending them HTML email
> that contained an invisible web bug, the kind that is in your spam every
> day. It is mostly still the human factor, that gives one away, there is
> mostly no need to go head-on against really strong crypto or stego.
> Approach it from the human side and you are there much faster.
>
> BTW as for the "NSA-proof"-nes of PGP: It is not uncrackable. Nothing
> is, given the right amount of time and resources on your hands. The only
> question is, does it need to be? And is it worth it? If you can get at
> the info in say 10,000 years from now than clearly this is not an
> option. And there is no need to go there either, when all you need is
> some attractive woman and many men will readily tell more than you had
> ever hoped for. :-P

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