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    Quote Originally Posted by haydnguy View Post
    AG Barr rails against encryption — but security experts have heard it before


    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-ne...rd-it-n1035196
    TrueCrypt + KeePass and good luck to Mr Barr. If traveling with a laptop to foreign countries, encrypt the whole drive with a strong PW. There were civilized times in the past, where people like Mr. Barr needed a suspicion that you commited some crime, and then needed to obtain some search warrant to search your property. But those days are gone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI1NdigJHP0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    TrueCrypt + KeePass and good luck to Mr Barr. If traveling with a laptop to foreign countries, encrypt the whole drive with a strong PW. There were civilized times in the past, where people like Mr. Barr needed a suspicion that you commited some crime, and then needed to obtain some search warrant to search your property. But those days are gone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI1NdigJHP0
    I see where TrueCrypt is discontinued:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt

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    Quote Originally Posted by haydnguy View Post
    I see where TrueCrypt is discontinued:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt
    I am still using it and AFAIK it has never been compromised, but there are other free alternatives.

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    they are really afraid of encryption and do not know how to crack it, so they seek to outlaw it instead
    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30794953
    https://www.privateinternetaccess.co...le-encryption/

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    One thing to keep an eye on in the future is that Quantum Computers will be able to break current encryption algorithms with relative ease. New encryption algorithms will have to be in place to maintain privacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haydnguy View Post
    One thing to keep an eye on in the future is that Quantum Computers will be able to break current encryption algorithms with relative ease. New encryption algorithms will have to be in place to maintain privacy.
    if working quantum computers will be developed, no doubt military institutions all over the world will adopt them first. I am not sure they will allow commercial quantum computers, because criminals could break the encryption of banks etc. At least not until quantum cryptography is devoloped. I do understand the mathematical and physical principles of a quantum computer, but I have no idea about how far they are with the construction - the bigest problem was decoherence, and superconductors were needed to solve that. I read that some new high temperature superconductors were found and are being applied, but I have no idea how close they really are.

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    New Windows malware sets up proxies on your PC to relay malicious traffic

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-wi...cious-traffic/

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    look like they already have the quantum computers, but there are still problems with errors
    https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/14/i...of-the-future/
    and there are only 2 known quantum algorithms that are actually in theory faster than classical computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    look like they already have the quantum computers, but there are still problems with errors
    https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/14/i...of-the-future/
    and there are only 2 known quantum algorithms that are actually in theory faster than classical computers.
    Yeah, we're still in the vacuum tube era of quantum computing. It's exciting but I don't think anyone can predict what all will be able to be achieved with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haydnguy View Post
    Yeah, we're still in the vacuum tube era of quantum computing. It's exciting but I don't think anyone can predict what all will be able to be achieved with it.
    When will people in the know change their mood from being all a twitter about the power of new computing - to the first twinges of fear and foreboding?
    Anytime soon, do you think?

    After all, all the bad (and the good) is out there just waiting for humans to turn over the whole shebang that we've inherited from the strivings of Umzantsia. It's only been one and a half rotations of the Galaxy. "What me worry??"

    It's Saturday so I'm just here typing away. ..Pay me no mind..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luchesi View Post
    When will people in the know change their mood from being all a twitter about the power of new computing - to the first twinges of fear and foreboding?
    Anytime soon, do you think?
    Not while there's money to be made. Who knows, maybe fate will intervene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haydnguy View Post
    Not while there's money to be made. Who knows, maybe fate will intervene.
    Perhaps fate. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. heh (actually they gave 30 days notice, but it's a funny quote anyway)

    So many nation-states with different goals and ambitions, all working on AI weaponization. What could go wrong..
    Last edited by Luchesi; Aug-04-2019 at 06:05.

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    We need a facepalm emoji

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    Microsoft continues to face data-privacy obstacles in Europe over its core cloud-based products.


    https://www.zdnet.com/article/window...-data-privacy/

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