Wikileaks video "crypto".

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Fri Apr 9 15:06:13 EDT 2010

Earlier this weeks, Wikileaks released of video of an incident involving
an Apache helicopter which killed two Reuters reporters and a number of
bystanders in Iraq.

A number of the reports surrounding the release claim that the video was
"decrypted" by Wikileaks. Indeed, Wikileaks requested "supercomputer
time" via twitter and other means to "decrypt" a video, see:

The video was apparently intentionally given to Wikileaks, so one can't
imagine that the releasing parties would have wanted it to be unreadable
by them (or that any reasonable modern cryptosystem would have be
crackable). What, then, does the "decryption" claim mean here. Does
anyone know?

Perry E. Metzger		perry at

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