Re: What does 128-bit support for W2K give me?

From: akomolafe (deji@prontomail.com)
Date: 09/06/01


Message-ID: <004301c136f2$250ab9d0$f701fe0a@commtouch.com>
From: "akomolafe" <deji@prontomail.com>
To: <focus-ms@securityfocus.com>
Subject: Re: What does 128-bit support for W2K give me?
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 09:36:57 -0700

What I've found out with the 128-bit/EFS scenario is that AFTER you apply
the 128-bit, all files PREVIOUSLY encrypted with EFS become inaccessible. I
don't know if this is by design, but I am able to consistently reproduce it.

Deji

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Permeh" <ryan@eEye.com>
To: "Scott Ehrlich" <scott@MIT.EDU>; <focus-ms@securityfocus.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: What does 128-bit support for W2K give me?

> from memory, this update also increases the base level of encryption in
the
> MS cryptoapi to stronger ciphers(at least more ciphers). It probably has
> ramifications on EFS operations, CA operations and IPSec, which are the
> other crypto users bundled in w2k off the top of my head.
>
> Signed,
> Ryan Permeh
> eEye Digital Security Team
> http://www.eEye.com/Retina -Network Security Scanner
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>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Ehrlich" <scott@MIT.EDU>
> To: <focus-ms@securityfocus.com>
> Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2001 3:28 PM
> Subject: What does 128-bit support for W2K give me?
>
>
> > Microsoft's Windowsupdate provides a patch for 128-bit OS security.
> > Besides adding 128-bit SSL security for web access via Internet
Explorer,
> > what other communications/connections are secured?
> >
> > Also, for those other connections, what types of protocols/encryption
> > methods are used?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Scott
> >
> >
>