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UK ministers to push anti-encryption laws after election

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Re: thoughts on future regulation of encryption

"3 - steganography to hide the strong encryption. Say, embed your strongly encrypted material in a live stream of your home security camera (extra irony points for pointing the camera at your back door), and wrap that in the government-approved backdoored encryption. Even if the security services figure out what is going on and capture an endpoint, they won't have the keys to decrypt the strong encryption for other endpoints."

There are still ways to deal with something like that. If the algorithm used is too aggressive, then anything you embed in the picture will get mangled. If you force the streams to get sanitized of metadata, it'll be tricky to hide anything there without it setting off alarm bells. Even if they can't decode it, if they can just detect it in a world where unsanctioned encryption and/or steganography is outlawed, it can get pretty dicey.

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