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    Apparently our friends in Oz are a little behind the times, and don't realize that this technology has been out there for quite some time.

    http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/s...8-3102,00.html

    THE much lauded latest Microsoft Windows operating system could make it harder for police to prosecute child pornography suspects, experts warn.

    The hi-tech encryption available on the new Windows 7 could enable criminals to bury pornographic images and files deep in their computer systems, making it impossible for police to uncover the evidence.
    Ms Johnson, a member of the Federal Government working committee on cyber safety, said she was stunned Microsoft would produce such software.

    "If this new product gives paedophiles protection to keep harming children I would be extremely disappointed. I would expect the company to take moves to rectify this."
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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    Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

    I knew that talking paperclip was up to no good..
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    • #3
      Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

      Originally posted by SnowmanActual View Post
      I knew that talking paperclip was up to no good..
      Has he been touching staples? :)

      I can't stand 'think of the children!' type responses to tech developments like in the article. just because it may possibly be used for nefarious purposes doesn't mean we shouldn't have it available for good uses.
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      • #4
        Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

        Man people are stupid. Add in the ignorance they also posses and it makes me want to believe in God.
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        • #5
          Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

          From the article:
          Australian law enforcement authorities have powers to obtain warrants to use Trojan horse technology to secretly unlock computers.

          But Mr McCullagh said it was not adequate if police only found a suspect after a crime. "They need to act quickly and legal powers to force criminals to surrender decryption keys or face a possible jail term."
          Aren't there legal punishments for refusing to submit to a warrant such as a possible jail term in Australia?
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          • #6
            Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

            Indeed. If you have a safe the police need to look in, aren't you required to provide the combination?
            Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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              Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

              As far as decryption keys, I would think the child pornographers would plead a failing memory.
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                Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

                is the encryption really that bulletproof? seems to me that it is similar to the action, reaction law. But in this case, for every "impervious" encryption key there are a hundred people trying to crack it. Someone will eventually get it and then law enforcement will have a way to get in.
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                  Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

                  If you choose a strong enough key and a proper encryption technology(like AES 256bit) it will be unbreakable with todays methods and computing power.
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                    Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

                    Originally posted by PanzerHans View Post
                    If you choose a strong enough key and a proper encryption technology(like AES 256bit) it will be unbreakable with todays methods and computing power.
                    Within a reasonable amount of time of course. ;)
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                    • #11
                      Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

                      Digital cameras help child pornography. The internet helps the proliferation of child pornography.



                      I understand where they're coming from, child abuse of any sort boils my blood, but just like my statement above, lots of things help child pornography.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

                        Yeah, I can't see blaming Microsoft as a legitimate facilitator of Child Porn. In the same breath they did make the software more secure for financial and other purposes, but no one is complaining about that.

                        I kinda doubt there is much they can do and f they do find a work around (which they will) it will negate all the positives of the encryption.
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                          Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

                          Originally posted by Gill View Post
                          Digital cameras help child pornography. The internet helps the proliferation of child pornography.
                          Eyeballs facilitate child porn. Rip out all eyeballs to protect the children!
                          Iím not racists, I have republican friends. Radio show host.
                          - "The essence of tyranny is the denial of complexity". -Jacob Burkhardt
                          - "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" - Emerson
                          - "People should not be afraid of it's government, government should be afraid of it's People." - Line from V for Vendetta
                          - If software were as unreliable as economic theory, there wouldn't be a plane made of anything other than paper that could get off the ground. Jim Fawcette
                          - "Let me now state what seems to me the decisive objection to any conservatism which deserves to be called such. It is that by its very nature it cannot offer an alternative to the direction in which we are moving." -Friedrich Hayek
                          - "Don't waist your time on me your already the voice inside my head." Blink 182 to my wife

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                            Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

                            Originally posted by El_Gringo_Grande View Post
                            Eyeballs facilitate child porn. Rip out all eyeballs to protect the children!
                            children facilitate child pornography... kill all children to stop the pedophiles!
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                              Re: Windows 7 helps child pornographers

                              Originally posted by =DdogG= View Post
                              children facilitate child pornography... kill all children to stop the pedophiles!
                              Why stop there? We all have an inner child! We must kill everyone and ourselves! (Ok, I think I misused it)




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