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Wastebasket Audit Findings

Over the years, I’ve performed many wastebasket audits (see my previous post, Why a WasteBasket Audit? for more details). One reader said this was a waste of time, but you be the judge. Here are some of my findings:

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Blowfish Bruce-Forced

Bruce Schneier’s Blowfish encryption algorithm was mangled again on the Fox show 24. According to Schneier’s Crypto-Gram blog, the show claims that Schneier put a backdoor in the algorithm. Based on reader comments on the Crypto-Gram blog, people will believe anything said on TV (or posted on the ‘net).

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