[cryptography] Key escrow 2012
marsh at extendedsubset.com
Sun Mar 25 23:55:12 EDT 2012
(Nod to the rest of what you said)
On 03/25/2012 11:45 AM, Benjamin Kreuter wrote:
> The US government still wants a
> system where encrypted communications can be arbitrarily decrypted,
> they just dress up the argument and avoid using dirty words like "key
Aside from the deep moral and constitutional problems it poses, does
anyone think the US Govt could have that even from a practical perspective?
* Some of the largest supercomputers in the world are botnets or are
held by strategic competitor countries. This precludes the old key
* The Sony PS3 and HDMI cases show just how hard it can be to keep a
master key secure sometimes. Master keys could be quite well protected,
but from a policy perspective it's still a gamble that something won't
go wrong which compromises everyone's real security (cause a public
scandal, expose industrial secrets, etc.).
* Am I correct in thinking that computing additional trapdoor functions
to enable USG/TLA/LEA decryption is not free? Mobile devices are
becoming the primary computing devices for many. People may be willing
to pay XX% in taxes, but nobody wants to pay a decrease in performance
and battery life to enable such a misfeature.
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