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originally posted by: and14263
Yes, because a terrorist group who is planning a surprise attack would publish a 'code' explaining where the attack will take place.
One can only laugh at the state of play today. Gullible just doesn't cut it.
(SOURCE Hackaday) While it’s sweet to see the NSA publicly eat a little bit of (pre-emptive) crow, the fact that they’re afraid that quantum cryptanalysis is going to break things in the near future, but they don’t have any solid recommended alternatives yet, should scare you a little bit. Indeed, on their list of recommendations, only AES is not completely destroyed by quantum computing. That’s kinda spooky. This article sparked by NSA’s revelation at Ars Technica is a good read.
The UK government still wants to fundamentally undermine encryption in the name of national security, despite a spokesperson for Number 10 saying the prime minister does not want to ban encryption after all.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: anxiouswens
Codes in messages is one of the hallmarks of Intelligence agencies / operatives.
Just like anonymous, it appears that with the right paraphernalia, any tool (or group of tools) can make a video and in this instance claim to be an Islamic muppet coming to take away the soul of the country.
ISIS is so 2015, it would be good to have a enemy that wasn't comprised of weak bitches scared to fight on a battle field like real men instead of hiding behind their mothers skirts, then again, they seem awfully adept at destroying Islam rather than galvanizing it.
Maybe that is their actual modus operandi because from where I'm sitting ISIS is to Islam as what US politicians are to the Constitution.
I'm sure MI6 will ramp up surveillance, spying and an overt police presence - to make the citizens safer.
(still won't stop a bomb going off though, or a crazy going crazy in a shopping mall)