|Paul on Sat, 15 Feb 2003 17:42:04 -0500|
Of course! The best place to hide something is in /plain/ sight. The guy in the suit of armor is easier to spot than the guy in the plain (business) suit.
Another tactic would be misinformation. Send false information that will be intercepted while the real information slips by as plain text.
Are arguments like these enough to protect our rights and freedoms?
Bob Schwier wrote:
Okay, The best encryption against the federal government would be seeming plain text. If I were mounting such a campaign I would use codes, as has been done throughout history, that would seem to be innocent to someone reading over my shoulder. Obvious encryption would only get NSA's attention. They may not know what it says, but they do know that it means something and something I wish to keep hidden. I would suspect that that form of code is being transmitted as we speak with questions about "sister" or "brother" by al Qaida operatives. These guys are not fools and they know about command and control being compromised by broken codes. I wish the right to codes to keep potential patent information protected or to keep my students from reading information I don't want them to know yet like their grades or information that they should not know like the grades of their fellows. The guy who said "gentlemen do not read other gentlemen's mail" got fired a long time ago. You should not say anything in your personal dispatches that you cannot tell the holy inquisitor to his face.