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Security quotes of the week

Security quotes of the week

Posted Jul 20, 2012 0:09 UTC (Fri) by jake (editor, #205)
In reply to: Security quotes of the week by nix
Parent article: Security quotes of the week

> Honestly, the police aren't likely to realise that a bunch of random
> noise *is* encrypted unless it has a header from a major encryption
> program attached to it

hmm, you seem to have some faith in police and judges that I lack I guess ... since you can't *prove* in any sense of that term that any random data you have lying around isn't some kind of encrypted "bad stuff" (defined, of course, by said police and judges), it just gives them license to lock you up for not providing the "key" should they wish to ...

not at all saying this is some UK-specific problem, btw, I imagine these kinds of games could be played anywhere ...

jake


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Security quotes of the week

Posted Jul 20, 2012 13:06 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Note that judges in the UK are not elected, so don't have to pander to the lowest common denominator, make every decision in the light of future election campaigns, and so forth. Faith in the judiciary in the UK is a *lot* higher than in the US, and is not declining. This may not always be justified, but the judiciary (the libel-tourist-friendly antics of Mr Justice Eady notwithstanding) is a lot more trustworthy, and trusted, than most other arms of UK public life right now.


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