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  •  Sure it is (3+ / 0-)
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    Lisa Lockwood, sb, koNko

    If the source is open and there are enough paranoid people with programming skills out there who review the code, then yes, you can be sure at least that there's no backdoor in the program.

    Unless you think Stallman and the gcc are compromised?

    Is it uncrackable?  Hell no.  THe NSA owns some huge percentage of all the supercomputers every built. If they target you specifically they will see what you send and get into your secret vault. Maybe, if you use a truly random one-time cipher they won't be able to read the message for a long time, but that which has been encrypted can be decrypted.

    "Don't be defeatist, dear. It's very middle class." - Violet Crawley

    by nightsweat on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 09:11:30 AM PDT

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    •  My point is simply (0+ / 0-)

      That NSA has the resources and uses them.

      And BTW, they have de-crypt tools that can crack 256 bit, which is kind of scary. Takes some time, but they have the heavy iron to do it. See the stories in the comment I linked up-tread in reply to TarheelDem.

      400ppm : what about my daughter's future?

      by koNko on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 09:05:50 PM PDT

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