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Re: [tor-talk] NSA supercomputer

On 04/04/2013 08:25 PM, Christopher Walters wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:38:40 -0400
> cmeclax <cmeclax-sazri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1
>> If the NSA intercepted all Tor traffic, how fast could they decrypt
>> it? What are they up against when trying to break Tor?
> Wouldn't this question be more appropriate for a crypto specific
> mailing list?  Of course you may find that crypto experts may not be
> experts on TOR, though they can give you an idea of how long it would
> take to brute force an encrypted stream or file, given what resources,
> etc.  
> As for the NSA, they closely guard how many supercomputers they have
> and how many they use for decryption.  However, if you are on their
> list (the NSA or any government entity), it does not matter how strong
> the cryptography is, you can and will be brought in and "convinced" to
> divulge anything and everything they want to know.

First, they must know where to find you ;)

I'm not talking about myself, by the way. They can read most of my stuff
online, and the rest is mostly just boring logistics. Although being
taken might kill me, it'd be worth it for the lulz ;)
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