Interesting article about NSA facility and capabilities

Brian Morrison bdm at
Tue Mar 27 10:36:30 BST 2012

On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:46:15 +0100
Peter Fairbrother <zenadsl6186 at> wrote:

> Brian Morrison wrote:
> > Have a look here:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > I wonder if the claims made about it's capabilities are accurate?
> > 
> "According to another top official also involved with the program,
> the NSA made an enormous breakthrough several years ago in its
> ability to cryptanalyze, or break, unfathomably complex encryption
> systems employed by not only governments around the world but also
> many average computer users "

Well they're not going to shout it from the rooftops if this is true.

> Hmmm - a breakthrough in factorisation? quantum computing? something 
> new? disinformation?

I wondered if this might be an attempt to discourage the use of
encryption for email in particular, after all they're not going to be
able to discourage it for online commerce.


Brian Morrison

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