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Re: [tor-talk] NSA has cracked web encryption!

On 09/07/2013 01:56 AM, hikki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> It's not like I blew off my chair in surprise:
> "U.S. and British intelligence agencies have cracked the encryption designed to provide online privacy and security, documents leaked by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden show."
> http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/05/nsa-snowden-encryption-cracked/2772721/
> But I do have a question:
> Where does this leave Tor and _its_ encryption??

This is irresponsible FUD. Mostly what the NSA etc have done is social
engineering, not finding and exploiting fundamental defects in
encryption algorithms.

Spend a while at https://www.schneier.com/ before freaking out.
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