Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jul 2013 16:32 UTC
Legal "The U.S. government has attempted to obtain the master encryption keys that Internet companies use to shield millions of users' private Web communications from eavesdropping. These demands for master encryption keys, which have not been disclosed previously, represent a technological escalation in the clandestine methods that the FBI and the National Security Agency employ when conducting electronic surveillance against Internet users." Well. "And where once you had the freedom to object, think, and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillence coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission." When quoting a work of fiction befits the state of reality better than reality itself, shit has officially hit the fan.
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password collection
by TechGeek on Thu 25th Jul 2013 23:13 UTC
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

The NSA is also now sending requests for password databases from large corps, along with algorithms, and salts. They want to store every password you ever used because people are creatures of habit. They know that you use the same password for a lot of stuff, and that cuts down on their decryption time.

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RE: password collection
by Morgan on Fri 26th Jul 2013 16:08 in reply to "password collection"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Not that I don't believe you, because it's certainly plausible given all the revelations lately, but can you cite sources for that information? I'd love to read more about it.

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