New Technology to Make Digital Data Self-Destruct

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  1. snowdrift

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/21/science/21crypto.html?_r=1

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  2. ResoMail

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    Here is the official site of Vanish:

    http://vanish.cs.washington.edu/

    The idea is interesting: if you've sent a message to somebody who haven't read it the message self-destructs after a while. As I understand - Vanish uses Vuze torrent client for accessing bits of password. And after some time data from those torrents is lost and message is unaccessible.
    Actually a very powerful adversary can try to attack Vanish by listening to all Vuze DHT traffic, but it's quite difficult.
    By the way it seems that Vanish still needs additional encryption like PGP or ResoMail to transfer the message and protect against eavesdropping.
     
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