Skip to comments.WikiLeaks posts huge encrypted file to Web
Posted on 08/05/2010 5:04:07 PM PDT by redhead
LONDON Online whistle-blower WikiLeaks has posted a huge encrypted file named "Insurance" to its website, sparking speculation that those behind the organization may be prepared to release more classified information if authorities interfere with them.
At 1.4 gigabytes, the file is 20 times larger than the batch of 77,000 secret U.S. military documents about Afghanistan that WikiLeaks dumped onto the Web last month, and cryptographers say that the file is virtually impossible to crack unless WikiLeaks releases the key used to encode the material.
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Do spooks always wait for orders?
Hope it’s encrypted with 128 bit AES. 256bit, and nobody will crach it for a few billion years without some quantum systems breakthrough.
LOL! I recognize that as the unlock code for the Nintenda Contra game.
What happened to “The need to know”?
PGP is uncrackable even by the CIA/NSA. I doubt some 15 year old is gonna crack it.
I miss Reagan. These releases would have stopped immediately after the computer and person who did it disappeared.
Good point. WikiLeaks prides itself in the Clinton imposed FOIAct.
Castlevania: unlimited hearts, unlimited lives, all weapons. Yeah I was a vampire nut in my early days.
Yeah well maybe the youngin that cracked Palin’s e-mails :)
Pvt. manning is not a natural born citizen.
I miss castlevania. That’s the swinging ropes dude right?
If it’s encoded as claimed, breaking it would be bigger news than whatever is in the file.
“Cryptographers say that the file was likely made using a 256-bit encryption standard known as AES256, which the U.S. government and others employ to mask some of their most sensitive data.
“It is widely viewed as extremely strong,” said crypotgraphy pioneer Whitfield Diffie, of Britain’s Royal Holloway College. He said there were no known instances of anyone being able to beat the standard.
Kocher, of Cryptography Research, agreed, saying that the only conceivable way anyone outside of WikiLeaks could decode “Insurance” was if Assange and his colleagues had used a blatantly obvious password or experienced some kind of “catastrophic algorithm error.”
“We’re not going to find out what’s in that file unless somebody reveals the key,” Kocher said.”
Wondering if manning had access to a STU system, did he make calls on it while the key was active and where did he make the calls?
Not a clue. All’s I heard was vague news reports that he sent files docs something from his aircraft. As nuts as that sounds I think that is what I heard.
This stuff needs to stop, and ~right now~.
People are being killed because of this douchebag. This smarmy little twerp has blood on his hands. It’s time for his head to suddenly disappear in a cloud of red mist.
Being born in Oklahoma alone does not make one a natural born citizen. It takes two citizen parents.