[Cryptography] "we need to protect [our dox] by at least encrypting them"

Arnold Reinhold agr at me.com
Mon Nov 7 12:57:22 EST 2016

On Sat, 5 Nov 2016 14:29 IanG wrote:

> with the news that 5 intelligence services were likely (99%) 
> to have hacked Hillary's private servers,

This claim is based on a Fox News story http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/03/sources-99-percent-chance-foreign-intel-agencies-breached-clinton-server.html <http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/03/sources-99-percent-chance-foreign-intel-agencies-breached-clinton-server.html> that has since been revised to say:

   "Authorities are operating under the working assumption there is a high chance Hillary Clinton’s private server was breached, one source with intimate knowledge of the FBI investigation told Fox News – though there still are no digital fingerprints proving a breach.

   The source said the server may have been hacked by up to five foreign intelligence agencies. While other sources believe this is probable, evidence has not emerged to confirm this.

   When FBI Director James Comey publicly discussed the Clinton email case back in July, he also said that while there was no evidence hostile actors breached the server, it was ‘possible' they had gained access."

That is a big difference; it now appears to be all speculation. 

I still ask why, if her servers were hacked, haven’t at least some of the deleted emails been release through Wikileaks or some other source? If the other leaks have indeed been directed by a state actor, likely Russia, as several intelligence agencies have concluded, why hold back before the election convincing evidence she was hacked?  

And if you believe the other leaks were from insiders, not state actors, all the more reason that Hillary was wise to use a private server with a few hand-picked admins she trusted. We have been deluged with Secret and Top Secret documents purloined by Manning and Snowden. The handful of emails on Hillary’s server that the FBI says were or should have been classified seem to be among the few U.S. state secrets that the public has yet to see.

Arnold Reinhold
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