integrating GPG with deniable steganography

Marlow, Andrew (London) MarloAnd at
Wed Mar 21 09:42:01 CET 2001

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> Subject:	Re: integrating GPG with deniable steganography
> If someone sends you a message encrypted to a key that you really do not
> have... then you probably are out of luck, to put it mildly. There is no
> way to prove that you don't have the key! What a way to frame people!
	[Marlow, Andrew (London)]  That's right. That's why the first person
to receive
	such a message was Jack Straw (the Home Secretary).

> Does the RIP bill has any safeguards against that?
	[Marlow, Andrew (London)]  No. None at all.

> This revolves around idea that anything that authorities believe is a
> ciphertext is indeed one. 
	[Marlow, Andrew (London)]  Correct. The law should mention 'intent
to conceal'
	but it doesn't.

> This has nothing to do with computers and
> everything to do with determination of who is a witch and who isn't.
> If you sink and die you weren't a witch. Otherwise you are a witch,
> then you shall be burned at stake. Just that simple.
	[Marlow, Andrew (London)]  Correct. Better stay out of the UK.

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