Monday, January 27, 2014

mafia Encrypted Messaging Lessons

As I wrote in past, I used to help Police work in specific investigations where a mix of knowledge between the military and information technology was required.
Encryption wasn't born with computers. It is an ancient discipline and one of the best lessons of my professional life comes from a 72 years old, almost illiterate, mafia  boss.

Previous investigations had shown that this person had been able to give orders to his organization when he was serving a life sentence under the strong controls provided by prison in solitary confinement rules of Italian Article 41-bis prison regime.

General De Gaulle at BBC Radio Londres

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  1. Very interesting story. Thank you for sharing it.
    By the way, the science of hiding messages is called steganography.

    1. Thank you Luca. Very interesting. I add your note to the post.