I don’t think any encryption algorithm is safe against a multi-million dollar supercomputer array system designed to crack encrypted files.
I don’t know what the dollar value is of the most advance technology the government current employs, but I know there are massively arrayed super-fast computers dedicated to breaking encryption. I doubt anything this guy used would be safe. Especially, since the story says he handed the key out to several people. There is no such thing as a secret if two if more than one person knows.
posted on 08/01/2010 2:36:01 PM PDT
(I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
In any case, the purpose of the encryption in this case is not to prevent the government from seeing it, it's to prevent the media and general public from seeing it. The point is that his supporters will release the keys to the public so they can read the documents if he is killed by government agents.
He may have even sent a copy of the key to the government to let them know how damaging the documents are.
You watch way too much TV
posted on 08/01/2010 6:09:04 PM PDT
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