Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th May 2014 23:47 UTC
Internet & Networking

For years, the US government loudly warned the world that Chinese routers and other internet devices pose a "threat" because they are built with backdoor surveillance functionality that gives the Chinese government the ability to spy on anyone using them. Yet what the NSA's documents show is that Americans have been engaged in precisely the activity that the US accused the Chinese of doing.

What surprises me the most is that there are still people who are surprised by this.

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Not surprised
by p13. on Tue 13th May 2014 06:40 UTC
p13.
Member since:
2005-07-10

I 3DES my toilet paper. They'll never get me!

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RE: Not surprised
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 13th May 2014 14:01 in reply to "Not surprised"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

3DES?

Is that a brilliant commentary on the usefulness of the cipher, or are you stuck in an embedded world where that's your only choice?

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RE[2]: Not surprised
by p13. on Tue 13th May 2014 14:03 in reply to "RE: Not surprised"
p13. Member since:
2005-07-10

There's a geek with a grudge for every kind of situation.
Apparently, there's even a geek with a grudge for toilet paper encryption algorithms.

It was a joke?

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RE[2]: Not surprised
by Soulbender on Tue 13th May 2014 16:10 in reply to "RE: Not surprised"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

168bit 3DES is actually pretty good, it's just that it's so......damn.....slow......

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