Re: master PW opens all crypto?
From: Mxsmanic (mxsmanic_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 21:22:53 +0100
> There surely must exist a master password for all popular
> encryption software or algorithms, especially after 9/11.
There is no such thing.
> What I mean is if you encrypt files using Kremlin, Puffer, PGP, etc.
> and the police or the FBI or CIA or NSA wants to read that file, could
> they get an order from a judge, or some secret sect/person(s) such as the
> Masons, CSM, Pamela Anderson's breastises(what?!, didnt you know Pam's
> breastises possess the ultimate power over men?) and get a master pw
> to read that file(s)?
> Are you telling me that with a $29.99 crypto app I could defeat the efforts of
> the all powerful, all knowing, all seeing NSA?
> If so, what use is the NSA if they cant break encypted files of some 15 year
> old in-bred Alabama red-neck who downloads teens to his mommy's PC?
The NSA has a number of duties, most of which do not involve or require
cryptanalysis. The overall role of the NSA is to intercept
communications for its "clients," and not to break codes. Cryptography
is just an important aspect of this overall role. NSA also creates
codes to keep the USA's data secure, and this is more or less
independent of cryptanalysis.
Additionally, the NSA is not a law-enforcement agency like the FBI, nor
is it a cloak-and-dagger spook agency like the CIA.
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