for the Government to read such
! messages, but it would be insane for it to do so. It would be an
! extraordinarily expensive undertaking and would require a massive
! increase in computer power."
Probably since noone believed that, they admitted it, and said why they
needed to decrypt in real-time:
# Encryption and Law Enforcement
# Dorothy E. Denning
# Georgetown University
# February 21, 1994
# To implement lawful interceptions of encrypted communications, they
# need a real-time or near real-time decryption capability in order
# to keep up with the traffic and prevent potential acts of ***.
# Since there can be hundreds of calls a day on a tapped line, any
# solution that imposes a high overhead per call is impractical.
And if uncrackable crypto were in widespread use within the U.S., the
FBI would demand that it be outlawed. For 'public safety and national
: * "Above the Law"
: * ISBN 0-684-80699-1, 1996
: * by David Burnham
: * The suspicion that the government might one day try to outlaw any
: * encryption device which did not provide easy government ac