Windows invents encryption – Oh please
Apparently according to the SMH:
“Queensland police fear criminals will use high-tech encryption software on Microsoft’s new Windows 7 to bury pornographic images and files deep within computer networks.” [emph (hyperlink) in original]
I won’t hyperlink this but the address is http://www.smh.com.au/technology/windows-7/unbreakable-windows-7-may-lock-out-the-law-20091021-h8z9.html And, by the way, the article conveniently hyperlinks the underlined section to an article on Windows 7 launching: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/windows-7/its-rip-vista-as-windows-7-is-launched-20091021-h91v.html
Clearly, lack of Windows 7 hasn’t stopped ‘criminals’ from evading police to date (as the article explains in paragraphs 2 and 3). A Microsoft representative is quoted to the effect that bitlocker really truly is unbreakable… – but it has never hampered law enforcement… – but it doesn’t contain a backdoor.
The ‘news’ item then ends with a paragraph outlining Windows 7’s new features (wtf???)
So, I’m inclined to call baloney on it. Fair call? What do you think?