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Jasper_The_Rasper
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Red October crypto app adopts “two-man rule” used to launch nukes

Now there's an easy way to stop rogue insiders from decrypting sensitive data.

 

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Engineers at content delivery network CloudFlare have released open source encryption software that's designed to prevent rogue employees from accessing sensitive information by decrypting data only when two or more people provide keys.

The open source software combines known cryptographic protections with the so-called "two-man rule," which militaries have relied on for decades to prevent the accidental or unauthorized launching of nuclear weapons. Just as armaments of mass destruction can be unleashed only when two authorized service members turn their unique keys at the same time, the data encrypted by the CloudFlare tool can be unlocked only when two or more employees provide passwords that briefly unlock their private cryptographic keys. The software has been dubbed "Red October," a nod to a key scene in the Tom Clancy novel and movie The Hunt for Red October.

 

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DavidP1970
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Re: Red October crypto app adopts “two-man rule” used to launch nukes

So simple, so basic, and so hard to imagine why no one came up with using that format for file security before!  I like it!



      

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Re: Red October crypto app adopts “two-man rule” used to launch nukes

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It makes a lot of sense  DavidP1970.

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