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Comment: Re:Prior art (Score 1) 556

by hduff (#48841643) Attached to: Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

The technology required is the "warrant" - issued by a judge on probable cause. I believe the technology has been around for several hundred years.

I mean, Obama couldn't possibly have been referring to intercepting communications without a lawful warrant, and certainly not without cause, right?

You must not be a "patriot", Citizen. Otherwise you would accept the good intentions of the governmnet without question. Perhaps you can wait in this jail cell while we question your commitment to keeping babies from being killed . . .

Comment: If I Don't Believe As You Do (Score 1) 873

by hduff (#48820919) Attached to: Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

If I don't believe in YOUR beliefs, I have no obligation to observe them and, in a polite society, I have no need to mock them -- although in a free society, I could if I wanted to.

If I do not believe as you do, you have no right to enforce your beliefs on me and should have no expectation that I would respect your beliefs. Why should you care about how I believe or act unless you are unsure of your own convicitons or are actually threatened (as in I'm going to hurt you) by my unbelief?

An most importantly, if I do share your belief and then violate it (perhaps by murdering people in the name of your belief), then you should be angry with me and you should correct and discipline me. You should renounce me. You should hold me accountable as the criminal I am. You should turn me over to the civil or religious authorities.

Unless you take that responsibility for your beliefs, STFU.

Comment: Re:I wonder about their key generation. 1% of RSA (Score 1) 181

by hduff (#48755859) Attached to: Inside Cryptowall 2.0 Ransomware

Around 1% of RSA keys are easily broken, meaning you could decrypt your data without paying the ransom. This is because about 1% of keys are weak in one way or another. I wonder about the key generation function this malware uses. If they are using one of the weaker algorithms to generate keys, many victims may be able to decrypt fairly easily.

Please check with the NSA about this strategy.

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.