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“A cross-disciplinary team of US neuroscientists and cryptographers have developed a password/passkey system that removes the weakest link in any security system: the human user. It’s ingenious: The system still requires that you enter a password, but at no point do you actually remember the password, meaning it can’t be written down and it can’t be obtained via coercion or torture” writes Sebastian Anthony in this Extreme Tech article Unbreakable crypto: Store a 30-character password in your brain’s subconscious memory, worth of a read. Something akin to playing Guitar Hero they say! Read More »

Did the “insurance.aes256” file on WikiLeaks contain the trove of cables?

A 1.4Gb Insurance file, was appended to the Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010 post. [Note: Original file has been removed, this link now broken]. To decompress the files you will apparently need the 7zip for Windows, p7zip for Unix/Linux or EZ7z for Mac.

Could it be some insurance in case WikiLeaks or, worse, Julian Assange himself is brought down? I’m guessing it’s encrypted and we’ll need a password to uncompress and decrypt it. Perhaps the threat of having it out there in many hands to decrypt is the threat they hope will keep them out of harm’s way?

Haven’t we seen something leading up to this in countless movie endings? Is it about to happen now, for real? Join a discussion group trying to decrypt it here if you have nothing better to do with your time. Read More »