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Cracking bin Laden’s computer code: unlikely

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Abstract


  • It has been reported that Osama bin Laden’s hard drives have been seized, hard drives that could conceivably contain information regarding the membership, funding and future plans of al-Qaeda.

    Information of this type would help anti-terrorism agencies enormously.

    The hard drives were recovered from bin Laden’s compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and are said to be encrypted with a encryption method known as AES-256.

    AES-256 is the current world standard for data encryption and is used by the likes of Wikileaks and the US Government to encrypt sensitive information.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Seberry, J. (2011). Cracking bin Laden’s computer code: unlikely. The Conversation, (06 May),

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3787&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2778

Issue


  • 06 May

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • It has been reported that Osama bin Laden’s hard drives have been seized, hard drives that could conceivably contain information regarding the membership, funding and future plans of al-Qaeda.

    Information of this type would help anti-terrorism agencies enormously.

    The hard drives were recovered from bin Laden’s compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and are said to be encrypted with a encryption method known as AES-256.

    AES-256 is the current world standard for data encryption and is used by the likes of Wikileaks and the US Government to encrypt sensitive information.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Seberry, J. (2011). Cracking bin Laden’s computer code: unlikely. The Conversation, (06 May),

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3787&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2778

Issue


  • 06 May

Place Of Publication


  • Australia