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Re: (fwd) Re: NSA Helped Yeltsin Foil 1991 Coup



> If the story is
>true, it means that the NSA can break some classes of conventional
>cryptosystems very fast -- fast enough to be of use in this case, for
>instance.

Well, you are assuming that the coup plotters, who seem to be a fairly
incompetent bunch of conspirators, were using high security communications,
etc.
Though, if they weren't, it still might point out intelligence gather
abilities (as opposed to code breaking abilities).

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