Key escrow in the UK

Ben Finney ben at
Fri Jul 29 07:04:36 UTC 2005

On 28-Jul-2005, Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> Now there are public calls by the Police to allow them to engage in
> key escrow so that when they have to break into a computer they have
> the private key and do not have to use brute force or whatever
> method they currently use, (is there any other method?)

Bruce Schneier raises more concerns in this particular case:


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  `\     call him. 'Come here, Stay! Come here, Stay!' He went insane. |
_o__)      Now he just ignores me and keeps typing."  -- Steven Wright |
Ben Finney <ben at>
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