This month, the keyring was grown somewhat by an import from
pgp.com, which brought the analyzed ring to over 1.85 billionbytes
(I don't feel like doing the binary math for gigabytes
There is a special report on strongly connected sets smaller
than the largest one. If you aren't in the large "strong set", then
this report will tell you who else is reachable, and can be reached
Also, individual key reports include hop histograms, showing the
number of people at each distance from your key. This is a more
detailed breakdown of the numbers that lead to the "mean shortest
distance" final measurement.
Thanks to all those that have contributed code and ideas."
Of related interest is this story in ComputerWorld about
"When agents raided the computer system earlier, they
discovered a file named "factors" that was protected with PGP
encryption, according to the records. Suspecting the file contained
records of gambling debts to support their loan sharking
investigation, but unable to crack the encryption, agents installed
the key logger to get the password as he typed. The cracked file
later became key evidence in their case.
What the court doesn't know is how the key logger system works;
the government said national security prevents it from disclosing
its methods. But U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas H. Politan
wants a better explanation. Politan called the FBI's computer
keystroke log printout "gobbledygook" and ordered (download .pdf)
the government to explain the technology used within the next 10
The case has broad implications in the escalating debate about
technology and privacy in the U.S. The government asserts that
revealing the technology used to learn Scarfo's PGP password would
endanger the lives of U.S. agents and hurt ongoing investigations
of foreign intelligence agents. But a software designer says it's
unlikely that a keystroke logging program itself contains
especially sensitive technology."
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