Archive for the 'Encryption' Category

Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Game Piracy To End

Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, is now claiming that TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chips that are installed on many new motherboards will make it impossible to pirate game software. While it’s true that the TPM chips he’s talking about will present a seriously increased challenge, there’s no doubt at all in my mind that determined […]

Even A Dead Drive Can Still Talk

I just read a very informative article about one person’s experience with using a commercial service to recover the contents of a “dead” hard drive. I think this article is well worth reading by anyone that keeps any kind of “sensitive” information on their hard drives.  It seems that even if you take the drive […]

New Version Of Mixminon Message Sender Released

After a LONG time without updates, version 1.2.5-Beta of Mixminion Message Sender is now available. There’s been several changes / tweaks in the code (see the changelog below) and I’ve created a new distribution that includes Mixminion ready to run “out of the box”. I have not yet been able to compile Win32 binaries of […]

Another Case For Using Encryption

There’s a piece in the NYTimes about lawyers having to fly all over the place and take all sorts of measures because they’re afraid of their contact with clients being monitored by the US government. While I’m never going to be sympathetic to terrorists & their supporters, it’s part of how things are *supposed* to […]

FBI Wants Authority To Snoop Internet Backbone Data

I think it’s pretty safe to say that the fact that there are government agencies doing a lot of snooping on all manner of Internet traffic.  It’s also safe to say that since 9-11 this snooping has escalated massively.  Now, the FBI is trying to get access to data that the NSA has been collecting […]