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If everything's encrypted, what's the problem?

Even if they didn't strictly audit the src & dst of all the packets traversing their networks, if all communications are strongly encrypted end-to-end, especially those carrying critical &/or top secret information, then what does it matter if the network gear tries to syphon data?

And from my own limited experience working on a low-level MoD network, the job came with a 600 page manual just for the encryption & security requirements alone. I recall 4096-bit keys were a minimum.

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