On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Les<hlhowell(a)pacbell.net> wrote:
Earlier on in one of the threads, someone compared encryption with
envelope. That is pretty good. You know the information is in there,
but the only way to get it is to open the envelope. The question is how
long does it take to open the envelope. No encryption is unbreakable.
The value of encryption is how long does it take to break it.
You shouldn't be developing nuclear weapons in your basement in the
first place and storing your top-secret classified documents in your
personal hard drive!!. Much less talking about it on a public mailing
Next time do the drawings with pencil on a sheet of paper, memorize
them all, then shred it and eat the little pieces with some soup.
Oh wait, it wasn't you. It was Dean whom started this thread....
Now seriously, speaking of data security, the other day I was looking
for Word templates and found somene's hard drive fully shared on a
http server, down to the desktop folder, windows dir, etcetera. It
seems he created a "secret" folder under his public http dir and
mounted his windows root there, and "somehow" Google ended up indexing
Talk about privacy...But I bet he'll take great care to erase his hd
before getting rid of it so no data falls in the wrong hands....