18 March 2003: Peter Fairbrother
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SECURITY SEMINAR SERIES
Mandatory decryption and/or key access for law enforcement and other purposes is being considered by Governments as a viable alternative to key escrow.
m-o-o-t responds to this threat, which we at m-o-o-t consider useless against the well-informed, an invasion of privacy, and potentially self-incriminatory.
The implementation and integration of some techniques to make cyphertext unavailable to LEA's, to make keys unavailable to the user, and to hide files, will be covered in some detail.
These are included in the m-o-o-t CD, which boots and runs on most everyday computers – the internal hard drive need not be involved. Security measures against some non-cryptanalytic attacks are included, and functionality is optimised for the novice.
The talk will also mention some anonymity and deniability techniques which we are working on, the future of m-o-o-t at a time when the eventual implementation of RIPA Pt.3 is becoming uncertain, and some unanticipated uses for m-o-o-t.