08 June 2010

Proof that Senator Stephen Conroy doesn't know what he's talking about

Senator Conroy thinks that Google cars have "hoovered up" people's banking details from unencrypted access points.

Stephen Conroy is wrong. Completely wrong. One of reasons for the existence of SSL (aka TLS or https)is that it encrypts the connection between the user's browser and the service provider (in this case, a bank).

Even if Google captured packets while people were doing banking, those packets were encrypted by at least 128 bit encryption.

He then, hilariously, goes on to say that the Federal Government should have access to the information. Actually, Stephen, it's mostly governments and government departments that lose confidential information.

Honestly Conroy - get some advisors, and shut up until you do.