posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:21 AM
Oh. I'm not done yet but overall it seems like a must-watch for anyone who looks at anything that could be considered controversial (pretty broad
spectrum according to the MIAC report) on their home computer. I, for one, thought that using encryption would give me some pretty decent safety but
according to the video, law enforcement will semi-regularly come up against encryption but it hasn't stopped their efforts to gather evidence. Odds
are though that this can be attributed to weak passwords... I hope.
Another thing that stuck out was how we are seeing a trend of law enforcement resorting to using more technological methods to gather information due
to how it can save resources. An example is cited how to get the contents of 5 suspects' mail boxes would require 5 raids with multiple agents for
each raid, whereas when dealing with e-mail, one agent can merely tack a bunch of names onto a single warrant and get a bunch of data at once. This
trend will continue as we see more and more matters conducted using 1's and 0's opposed to lower tech means.
I can elaborate further once I'm done the video. Was pretty impressed by what I found so far and didn't want to wait before sharing. In the past,
information presented at Defcon conferences are pretty bulletproof and aren't based on opinion or speculation. I believe they have some sort of
review process before they are up on stage.
I'm new here, I apologize for not pointing out what was of interest. Now I know.