Category Archives: Encryption

Theft/acces to confidential data

BT researchers bought on e-bay 300 hard drives and checked their data content. The results are surprising and scary: 34% of the drives contain data easily identifiable to real persons or companies, some contained high security data such as log … Continue reading

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Investigation – no obstacle of encryption?

“RIPA ruling closes encryption key loophole” (The Register, 17 October 2008) and on the wide use of encryption: “When Everything On The Internet Is Encrypted…” (TechDirt, 10 July 2008)

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Investigation: police forces and the internet

The negative (and recurrent) view about the need for special forces and more money to tackle cybercrime: (15 February 2008),1000000189,39292863,00.htm?r=1 and more specific problems of investigations: “German Government Struggles To Tap Encrypted Skype Calls” (28 January 2008) with a US … Continue reading

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Cybercrime and police investigation

An often left on the side issue is the difficulties police forces encountered when investigating crime committed with the use of internet:for an example, encryption being a nuisance (although it is supposed to create security to prevent cybercrime, rather than … Continue reading

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