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    Gregery D Engle
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  • Gregery D Engle
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    Lance,

    http://slashdot.org/articles/00/08/24/155214.shtml

    Point taken, Just thought it would be cool to do. Anyways I just
    ran accross this on the net about a PGP vulnerability that was found.

    Thanks for your opinions.




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  • Lance Edmonds
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    I've not heard of any back-door for PGP either... where did you hear that? Do you have any URL's to that info? Thanks!

    BTW, if it took a few super-computers to crack a single 128-bit encrypted email, how long to do a 4096-bit encrypted "COMPANY OWNERS PERSONAL BACK ACCOUNT DETAILS.XLS" file?

    [devil's advocate ON]
    If the filenames concern you, why not rename these files too... just give them sequential numbers... they would look so boring that (approximately) 99.99999999999999999999% of people would be disinterested in going further into the contents of the file. The remaining few people would then face a mammoth decryption problem.
    [/devil's advocate OFF]

    My 41% of 2% of US$1.00


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    There is no backdoor or crack for PGP.
    It would take days, months or years to
    crack a single key depending upon the
    computing power dedicated to the task.

    Once that is done, well, they cracked one key.
    So, double encrypt with a 2048 byte key and sleep
    easy. Crackers aren't into encryption - they go
    for the easy stuff...


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  • Gregery D Engle
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  • Gregery D Engle
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    Originally posted by Lance Edmonds:
    Would it not be a _lot_ easier to just encrypt the files? It would certainly be a lot easier than working with the different strategies required to work with the various Win32 platform differences.

    You could even use something like PGP or write an app to handle the eccryption/decryption yourself.

    Just my $0.02.


    True, but not with PGP (or did you not here that they found a backdoor!

    no really IMO if some guy found a disk and popped it in the floppy drive and it didn't work he wouldn't
    think twice about "Hey lets check this thing out with Norton Disk Viewer eg") 99.9% of the time
    if someone found a disk laying on the ground and they checked it and it
    didn't work 1) they would format it 2) they would throw it away.

    For the other .1 percent, they might actually open it up with a disk viewer and then
    I plan on encrypting it.

    If someone puts a disk in the drive and see the file "Sales 2000.pgp" I'm sure they
    will understand that that disk contains Sales information.

    Just my opinion though

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    [This message has been edited by Gregery D Engle (edited September 19, 2000).]

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  • Lance Edmonds
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  • Lance Edmonds
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    Would it not be a _lot_ easier to just encrypt the files? It would certainly be a lot easier than working with the different strategies required to work with the various Win32 platform differences.

    You could even use something like PGP or write an app to handle the eccryption/decryption yourself.

    Just my $0.02.


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  • Gregery D Engle
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  • Gregery D Engle
    started a topic Floppy Disk Low Level 95/98 and NT Kernal

    Floppy Disk Low Level 95/98 and NT Kernal

    My employeer is wanting to make a security program that works
    with floppy disks. He transports files back and forth with
    floppy disks but he has lost floppy disks and these disks
    contain vital information.

    What I'm wanting to do is make a new format entirely, instead
    of having a normal FAT disk, I want to make my own.

    Do you guys know of any API that allows you to read/write bit/bit
    on a floppy disk? And will this work in WinNT/95/98/2000?

    Thanks

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