Hey... All Just this past weekend I purchased the "Action Pack" from DiamondCS and I definitally will be getting CS soon! I read through many of the threads, as well as some links to sites explaining basic encryption techniqes. It has been said that encryption programs/techniqes must be approved for distribution outside of there respective countries of origin and in some cases being "watered Down" because the country of origin aperentally feels the encryption method is "too Strong". The US was mentioned as one of the countries that does this often. Anyway, in one of the threads, I think it was Jason, said that CS had to be approved By the Government to be exported. So I guess my question is.... Is any encryption software really that good if "goverments" are dictating wether or not it may be exported and if so, wether it must be "watered down" to make it exportable? I'm sure CS will be fine for my personal info, ect.. but I was just curious if the average "Government" could break CS? I am a Dunce at computeres and I know even less regarding Cryptogrophy.. so please eccuse any wrong or inacurate portions of my post.