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Re: British Ministers Adopt Unbreakable Crypto

Bruce Schneier writes:

> >``There is even a duress finger,'' Rushworth said. ``That is for if a
> >terrorist or gunman has a gun to the minister's head forcing him to
> >open the computer. It will appear to function normally but doesn't,
> >and sends a silent alarm to the Cabinet Office.''

> This is INSANE.  How could someone be so stupid as to announce
> such a feature in a newspaper.  I guess this means that if a
> terrorist sees a Cabinet minister with such a computer, he had
> better shoot to kill.

> The whole point of a feature like this is that its existence is secret.
> Someone is NOT paying attention.

I don't think the machine is going to do any silent alarming in the
grounded Faraday cage with the 10 severed fingers lying on a plate next to

Anyone know what they actually use to sector encrypt the file system
on these things?  It would be somewhat amusing if it were snake oil

Eric Michael Cordian 0+
O:.T:.O:. Mathematical Munitions Division
"Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law"