posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 09:49 PM
Originally posted by Aazadan
Originally posted by charlyv
Are most of the people responding to this thread really that technically ignorant? I don't mean to insult you, but if you think that some new email
service, that uses the public internet, is going to protect your communications, you are being as gullible as a child that believes in the Easter
Bunny. The only entity that will protect your personal security is YOU.
If you really needed to keep your communications with others private over a public service like the web, encryption like PGP has been out for over 15
years, and anything you encrypted with it , would probably still be secure until today (read: "Until Today") . lest you were some kind of
international sleuth with enough deception points that the NSA would devote thousand of hours of extremely expensive super computer time, trying to
find out what was in a single email.
As the saying goes, if you have nothing to hide, then big friggin deal, but if you do, putting it on the web is the most absolutely stupidest thing
you could do today, because what was un-crackable years ago is silly putty today and basically, as we move forward and adopt quantum technology,
NOTHING encrypted will ever be safe. Every human invention designed to conceal something will be undone by another human invention that strives to
I agree about the email service, they're turning things over. Before this whole thing happened, I would occasionally listen to Rush and Hannity and
they would push @reagan.com emails saying that they weren't scanned and were secure because they weren't a free email. Startmail is the same thing,
and if they're asked by court order to turn over emails, they will.
The truth is though, you can get secure emails right now using free email services. Send your emails as attached encrypted documents and only type in
the body what you're ok with the NSA seeing. Leave if blank if you don't want them to have anything.
As for PGP, I wouldn't put faith in it as an encryption system. The rumor is the NSA is has a backdoor into it. Your best encryption option right
now is 256 bit AES rar encryption. However quantum computers will one day break that.
And, we are close to agreement.
What needs to be brought out here, is our technology is our undoing when it comes to cryptography. The same system that wants to secure you will undo
you in an ever shrinking time frame. It follows Moore's law for now, but once it gets into the quantum technologies, which indeed will come, and some
are here already (D-Wave), it will go asymptotic.
Basic proof of this is in the Bitcoin algorithms. ASIC's will be it's undoing, even before quantum technologies get a crack at it. Here is a
technology where you write your cracking code algorithm, and send it to an interpreter that converts it to pure logic circuits, massively parallel,
and produces a pure silicon representation of how to achieve the desired result, using no sequential code at all.... This is the same methodology that
the NSA is using today, to filter communications... It is the only way to handle the complexity and call volume.
Once quantum becomes economically feasable, then it is like... every possible solution gets solved at once.. mind boggling, but it is certainly going