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U.S. exploits Iraq's aging cryptography

Cryptography buffs are scratching their heads over news reports about how the U.S.-led coalition troops are getting their information about Saddam Hussein. In the aftermath of the bombing of the restaurant in the upscale Baghdad neighbourhood where Mr. Hussein was alleged to have been plotting his escape with his two sons on Monday, a mystery remains about how much security the Iraqi strongman has in his communications system. A television reporter for the Fox News Channel said that that coalition forces had been guided to the al Sa’ath restaurant for their “decapitation strike” because they had been able to hack into Mr. Hussein’s coded communication network, known as a Jaguar security encryption system. It was sold to him years ago by the British, Fox news said. Full Story

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