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Cabel TV's new specs require leaky encryption
Cablelabs, a reasearch institute for US cable companies, whose members
provide 85% of the cable service in the US and 70% in Canada, has release
"Request For Proposals for a Telecommunications Delivery System over a
Hybrid Fiber/Coax (HFC) Architecture"
This RFP contains the final specs for a new multimedia architecture the
cable companies intend to deploy.
Here are some quotes:
".c220.127.116.11.1 Security System Objectives:
The Offeror shall specify [..] whether it is possible to hide information
in the digital signature number of which the signer would be unaware, which
could conceal information. "
Such as parts of the key?
and under .c18.104.22.168 Privacy:
" It should be possible to manage encryption keys and provide them to law
enforcement agencies on demand."
Big Brother is watching you. Through your TV.
The full doccument is available at
-- Lucky Green <[email protected]> PGP public key by finger