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New synonym for GAK
Another one to add to the list:
>U.S. approves export of crypto product without key recovery
>(12/22/98, 4:13 p.m. EDT)
>RICHARDSON, Texas. Network security specialists ODS Networks Inc. has won
>government approval to export its strong encryption products to companies in
>42 countries without a government-backed key recovery feature.
>ODS said it is the first U.S. company to receive a blanket export license
>from the Department of Commerce to ship its crypto product. The government
>strictly controls the export of encryption products with a key-recovery
>feature and key lengths of 112, 128 or 1,024 bits.
>The ODS products use an alternate "stream recovery" feature that allows users
>to protect encrypted data. The company said its stream recovery scheme helps
>resolve conflicting requirements for privacy and monitoring.
>ODS said its objective was to introduce a monitoring capability that protects
>the rights of innocent third parties in criminal investigations.
Their PR which was sent to several crypto mailing lists earlier today was
conveniently cut off just before the GAK paragraph (and in any case they
weren't lying, just being economical with the truth).