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  •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)

    You must assume any crypto (even GPG) could be cracked given enough cycle.  The idea is that if enough traffic is encrypted casual snooping becomes harder / more expensive.

    •  it isn't just a matter of throwing (0+ / 0-)

      CPU cycles at it.

      There's always "rubber-hose cryptography" in which the "bad guys" use various persuasion techniques of the kind Gitmo is world-famous for to get your passphrase out of you. You're screwed in this case even if you're using one-time-pad or quantum crypto hardware (not available to general public, barely available to high-end users).

      Just figure nothing's 100% secure and act accordingly.

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      by alizard on Sun Apr 09, 2006 at 10:56:04 PM PDT

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