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Hackers appear to have gotten around the U.S. government's ban on exporting high-level encryption products -- legally.
On Aug. 11, Stale Schumacher, who runs the International PGP Home Page, in Oslo, Norway, posted a copy of source code for Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)'s PGP 5.0 128-bit encryption product on his Web site to make it available to international users.
He could do this because, although U.S. encryption export laws forbid the export and publishing of such source code electronically, no laws forbid the distribution of such information in printed form.
Schumacher was sent a 6,000-page paper copy of the source code, which was exported legally, and was …