Re: Someone said 256 bits is not enough

toby wrote:

The best place to hide information you don't want discovered is
apparently in the White House email system:

Lousy. The German Bundeswehr managed to destroy their only backup tapes with data from the entire Iraq invasion^W mission, including proof of assistance in the CIA kidnapping.

That is, after they noticed that a restore failed, they tried the next tape, and another one, and another one... and only after thirty tapes or so they realized that the backup drive might be defective. In this time it managed to delete all the tapes it was supposed to read.

At least that's the official statement. Now it obviously doesn't adhere to the standard procedure of having multiple redundant backups, stopping action and notifying the chief head of IT department when a restore fails, etc. - but I guess no one believed it anyway.