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Danish Police Break Encryption on Seized Computers

Louis Lingg writes: "Declan McCullagh's politechbot.com has posted an e-mail from the cryptography mailing list announcing that Danish police, possibly with the assistance of Scotland Yard, have broken the encryption on five out of sixteen computers that were seized last April.

"The computers were seized from the humanitarian (leftwing) foundation Tvind (Humana) in connection with a case about tax evasion...All 16 computers were protected with Safeguard Easy from the German encryption provider Utimaco...It is not known
how the encryption was broken, whether it was brute forced or flaws in the program was exploited.""