1994-04-23 - Re: DId you ever think…

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From: Jeremy Cooper <jeremy@crl.com>
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Reply To: <9404221630.AA02111@sauron.hope.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1994-04-23 06:07:26 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 22 Apr 94 23:07:26 PDT

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From: Jeremy Cooper <jeremy@crl.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 94 23:07:26 PDT
Subject: Re: DId you ever think...
In-Reply-To: <9404221630.AA02111@sauron.hope.edu>
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9404222335.A7067-0100000@crl.crl.com>
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> Did anyone ever think that maybe, just maybe, PGP was developed, and before the
> programmer started giving it away for free, that he was paid by the government
> to give them the key which can unlock ANY PGP locked document/file/etc???  I

[mass hysteria deleted]

> running him... I mean, has anyone ever gone thru the entire source code and 
> checked if this PGP is a valid encryption scheme, or just the gov't slipping
> in their clipper thing without us knowing it.  Reply here--no email please...

This argument doesn't work to well.  PGP is available in full source code 
form.  It's hard to build a backdoor in the code and distribute it widely 
without expecting your glitch to be noticed.  PGP has been studied over 
and over by careful prying eyes.  Even though you probably aren't a 
programmer yourself, it might do you a bit of good to download the source 
and look at it yourself.

-- Jeremy Cooper
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