[nycbug-talk] Hot Story: German Gov. intelligence agencies decrypt PGP, SSH

Eric Keller ekeller at bitlancer.com
Sun Jun 16 20:06:51 EDT 2013

Don't count out disinformation tactics either.  Why would an intel 
agency tell people their capabilities?  They are probably monitoring 
behavioral changes caused by the "announcement."

On 6/16/2013 7:55 PM, Isaac (.ike) Levy wrote:
> Hi All,
> To throw a little chicken little into what is otherwise a beautiful weekend,
> A google translation says:
> "The federal government declared that its secret services were basically able to decrypt PGP and Secure Shell, at least partially."
> http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http://www.golem.de/news/bundesregierung-deutsche-geheimdienste-koennen-pgp-entschluesseln-1205-92031.html
> --
> Apparently, GnuPG list and others merely have links to this article, I haven't found anything more except links to this vague original article.
> Thoughts?  Is tomorrow morning's commute to work going to look like that new Brad Pitt movie, *or*, are we looking at a dopey expose of well-known widespread worst-practices in cryptographic misunderstandings?
> Best,
> .ike
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