WikiLeaks Posts Mysterious ‘Insurance’ File
some serious cloak-and-dagger business, there...
In the wake of strong U.S.
government statements condemning WikiLeaks’ recent publishing of 77,000
Afghan War documents, the secret-spilling site has posted a mysterious
encrypted file labeled “insurance.”
The huge file, posted on the Afghan War page at the WikiLeaks site, is
1.4 GB and is encrypted with AES256.
The file’s size dwarfs the size of all the other files on the page
combined. The file has also been posted on a torrent download site.
WikiLeaks, on Sunday, posted several files containing the 77,000 Afghan
war documents in a single “dump” file
and in several other files containing versions of the documents in
various searchable formats.
Cryptome, a separate secret-spilling site, has speculated that the new
file added days later may have been posted
as insurance in case something happens to the WikiLeaks website or to
the organization’s founder, Julian Assange.
In either scenario, WikiLeaks volunteers, under a prearranged agreement
with Assange, could send out a password
or passphrase to allow anyone who has downloaded the file to open it.
threatening me or I'll publish more secret stuff I have."
Obviously, the trick here is to keep your secret files out of
Maybe the Pentagon should upgrade to Windows 7.
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