[cryptography] The Compromised Internet

Greg Rose ggr at seer-grog.net
Wed Sep 25 18:42:21 EDT 2013


On Sep 25, 2013, at 13:50 , grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/25/13, John Young <jya at pipeline.com> wrote:
>> Now that it appears the Internet is compromised what other
>> means can rapidly deliver tiny fragments of an encrypted
>> message, each unique for transmission, then reassembled
>> upon receipt, kind of like packets but much smaller and less
>> predictable, dare say random?
>> 
>> The legacy transceiver technologies prior to the Internet or
>> developed parallel to it, burst via radio, microwave, EM emanations,
>> laser, ELF, moon or planetary bounce, spread spectrum, ELF,
>> hydro, olfactory, quanta, and the like.
>> 
>> Presumably if these are possible they will remain classified, kept
>> in research labs for advanced study, or shelved for future use.
> 
> There is a spread spectrum radio tech where you broadcast on
> essentially all frequencies / wideband at once. To the eavesdropper
> it appears as simply a rise in unlocatable background noise levels.
> Yet there is a twist... you and your peer posess a crypto key. That
> key is used to select and form a broadcast/reception frequency map
> over the entire spectrum. You drive it with software radio. Think of the
> map as a vertically slotted grille mask over your spectrum analyzer.
> The grille spacing/width/overlap is random. What you see is your
> distributed signal hidden in the noise. Pass it down your stack
> for further processing and decoding.

Even under the much-relaxed export laws of the US, deriving spreading information cryptographically is a prohibited export. Which isn't to say it is not a good idea.

Greg.


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