Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Encrypting Data is the Easy Part

One hesitates to tell the bad guys how to cover their tracks, but it isn’t like this information is secret. Chi Mak is a Chinese-born engineer that was convicted of exporting classified U.S. defense technology to China. Most of the government’s case was made after investigators were able to access the thousands of documents Chi had encrypted.

The moral here is that encrypting data is easy. Encrypting data so that it is nearly impossible to crack is easy. The hard part is doing it correctly. There are many things that can go wrong and defeat your efforts.

Read the article HERE.


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