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> Senate considering Tax-Free Net Bill The Almighty Buck Posted by Hemos
> on Thursday October 01, @08:48AM
> from the bloody-well-approve-it dept.
> Well, although the House of Representations passed it way back in
> June, the US Senate is finally getting close to passing the bill which
> would temporarily close the Internet to any new taxes. It will be
> considered today. It has been twice blocked by Senator Bob Graham
> (D-Florida), but Senator McCain (R-Arizona) has pushed it forward.
> Ask Slashdot: Cryptography and Digital Signatures Encryption Posted by
> Cliff on Wednesday September 30, @09:40PM
> from the encryption-101 dept.
> Jonathan Squire writes in with questions concerning encryption. He
> writes: '...is it considered "secure" to generate an MD5 of a
> passphrase and then use the MD5 hash as the key to an RC4 cypher of a
> message/file that you want to send to someone? What are the
> implications of sending some alternative file with the same pass
> phrase used if someone who does not know the pass phrase is able to
> obtain both of the cyphertexts? What if they obtain both cyphertexts
> and one clear text, how hard would it be (computationaly/finacially)
> for them to derive the passphrase that was used?' There's more!
> Click the link below...
> Investigating Echelon Encryption Posted by Hemos on Wednesday
> September 30, @02:29PM
> from the white-or-black-spy dept.
> It appears that the European Parliment is going to attempt to
> investigae Echelon, the somewhat mystical eavesdropping entity that is
> supposed to be able to listen to all Continental communications. This
> article gives a great amount of detail about what it is alleged to
> be, but apparently it's run by five security agencies, including the
> NSA, and can intercept almost anything. I'd love to have this rig at
> home. updated
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