Criminal masterminds? (9 Jun, 2021)

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Criminal masterminds? (9 Jun, 2021)

Postby aardvark_admin » Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:53 am

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Where to now for the criminal underworld, after their supposedly "secure" messaging platform turned out to be a service created and operated by the FBI?

Egg on face much?

Will the result be a flurry of home-grown secure services created by the criminal element themselves?

And does this latest operation strengthen or weaken the case for governments that demand a back-door to all encrypted communications systems?
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Re: Criminal masterminds? (9 Jun, 2021)

Postby Perry » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:08 am

Not sure of the degree of fact / fiction, but the story has it that the same ethical dilemma hit British second world war signal corps, after they cracked the German enigma code. Damned each way?
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Re: Criminal masterminds? (9 Jun, 2021)

Postby hagfish » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:00 am

Perry wrote:Not sure of the degree of fact / fiction, but the story has it that the same ethical dilemma hit British second world war signal corps, after they cracked the German enigma code. Damned each way?

I was reminded of Project Ultra, too - the Brits went to great lengths to conceal the fact that they had broken Enigma. The Yanks weren't quite so circumspect.
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Re: Criminal masterminds? (9 Jun, 2021)

Postby shadesnz » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:11 am

Taken straight from the Mossad book.
Now you know why there are so many sceptical
And suspicious people in the world.
This is why Tor doesn't get used much: some of the
Nodes are spies in disguise.
The crime will be taking this story very seriously.
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Re: Criminal masterminds? (9 Jun, 2021)

Postby Kiwiiano » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:47 am

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Re: Criminal masterminds? (9 Jun, 2021)

Postby aardvark_admin » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:24 pm

Kiwiiano wrote:Kt0yDFUbkhrW5...MdR

Fine words of wisdom, as always :-D
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