[LINK] All your internets are belong to us

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Mon Nov 22 18:47:45 AEDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-11-22 at 18:36 +1100, Stilgherrian quoted a story:
>  In short, the Chinese could have carried out eavesdropping on
> unprotected communications — including emails and instant messaging —
> manipulated data passing through their country or decrypted messages,
> Dmitri Alperovitch, vice president of threat research at McAfee said.

Key words "unprotected communications". Anyone using encryption would
have had no problem at all. Well, non-delivery maybe, but not the wrong
people reading it, and not "manipulation".

"Decrypted messages" - how? Conspiracy theories aside, modern crypto,
available to all, is essentially unbreakable. The VP of threat research
should have had a great deal more sense than to say that, if he even

> “What happened to the traffic while it was in China? No one knows.”

I do know that if one of my encrypted emails ended up there, no Chinese
malefactor would have been able to read it.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/kauer/                   +61-428-957160 (mob)

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