PGP software pirated

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Tue Jun 12 19:16:08 CEST 2007

Hardeep Singh wrote:
>> Even if the PGP license key was somehow compromised (which I highly
>> doubt), it does not follow that "probably our keys can also be
>> cracked".
> Why not?

Because DRM is not the same as encryption.  It's like saying "just
because you saw a car break down doesn't mean there's a fundamental
problem with the wheels that we all use every day."

DRM uses encryption, but DRM has a _lot_ more going on under the hood.
It's far more likely that, _if_ the PGP license key was compromised,
that it was compromised by an insider who knew it, that it was
deliberately leaked, that it was... etc., etc.  Breaking the crypto
involved is literally the last thing on the list to consider.

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