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Re: [online-e] Web TV - NO EUROPE (fwd)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 14 Nov 1996 21:58:00 +0200
From: Wau Holland <wau@wau6458.other.thur.de>
To: lutz@as-node.jena.thur.de
Subject: Re: [online-e] Web TV - NO EUROPE

## Nachricht vom 13.11.95 weitergeleitet
## Ursprung : wau@wau6458.other.thur.de
## Ersteller: jk@stallion.ee

 Mon, 13 Nov 1995, Alistair Jeffs wrote:

> Anyone know more about this encryption story and why the US has problems
> exporting technology.

US just does not allow strong encryption to be exported. The encryption in
export versions of the software is easily breakable, so nobody should use
US products if they want to be sure their data is safe.

This includes all software, for example Netscape, MS Internet Explorer and
others. All of them include weak encryption (40-bit RC4) which you can
break in some days, or in seconds if you use fast machines/devices.

Web TV will probably soon come out with a weak version too. US government
wants to make sure they can spy on everyone's data, network sessions,
e-mail. Similar legislation is in progress in Europe, so watch out.

J=FCri Kaljundi                         AS Stallion
jk@stallion.ee                        WWW ja andmeturvateenused

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