[Cryptography] NY Times: "NSA Foils Much Internet Encryption"
Perry E. Metzger
perry at piermont.com
Thu Sep 5 15:45:21 EDT 2013
The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret
war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery,
court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion to undermine the
major tools protecting the privacy of everyday communications in
the Internet age, according to newly disclosed documents.
The agency has circumvented or cracked much of the encryption, or
digital scrambling, that guards global commerce and banking
systems, protects sensitive data like trade secrets and medical
records, and automatically secures the e-mails, Web searches,
Internet chats and phone calls of Americans and others around the
world, the documents show.
Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
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