*sigh* here is a link to better article on the same matter: »www.dailytech.com/Australian+Tec···3224.htm and »www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27198621/ . atleast these go into a little depth (the dailytech one links to a 'whitepaper' on the copyrouter thing) on this matter. the whitepaper makes it sound like the only encryption that is broken is in gnuetella. the msnbc article makes it sound like the copyrouter is pulling off a man-in-the-middle attack. either way, i think it is wrong. companies and the government can mess with our encrypted traffic, but if we dare break the entertainment industry's encryption algorithm, we get sued into oblivion. i'm sure if i started doing man-in-the-middle attacks it would go over fine with my network manangers, ISP, and the government.
i'm thinking it is time to implement wide spread encryption. the algorithms are already well defined along with the process. just use RSA or DSA for key exchange and use an algorithm with high throughput (even DES would do if there is enough traffic and the key is changed often enough). i'd love to seem them break RSA and AES-256 in real time.