Re: Russian hacker nabbed by FBI now lost in federal prisonsystem

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 10:58:47 MDT

On Fri, Jul 27, 2001 at 06:05:04PM +0200, Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> > Samantha Atkins wrote,
> > > What do you mean by "contravene"? He simply wrote papers and
> > > produced a program to back up his papers on how broken the
> > > protection schemes are.
> >
> > Actually, it is not quite so simple. Dmitry Sklyarov works for a Russian
> It is pretty simple. Adobe used broken (it's hard to call ROT13 even
> broken) crypto in their product.

Actually, from reading Skylarov's presentation it seems that it was another
company who provided the most broken encryption (and asked $3000 for it!).
Adobe's own systems had flaws, but not that awful.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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