Swave An deBwoner
writes: Another article on the temporary rerouting of much of the Internet through Chinese IP space, discussed here on /. yesterday:
But today's NY Times article contains a curious statement:
While sensitive data such as e-mails and commercial transactions are generally encrypted before being transmitted, the Chinese government holds a copy of an encryption master key, and there was speculation that China might have used it to break the encryption on some of the misdirected Internet traffic.
What "encryption master key" are they talking about?
TFA can be found here: