Julian Assange is to be named the Time Magazine “Person of the year / Man of the year” award. Currently Julian Assange is held in prison due to not “wearing a condom” which most watchers suggest he is actually being held due to the the Wikileaks release of secret and classified information.
The Whistle Blower has threatened to release the password for a file called insurance.aes256 if political action is taken against him, and clearly this morning the threat level has been raised regarding the full release of the over 1 gb file.
The Encrypted file insurance.aes256 is protected with a 256-digit key, it’s something no one can really break with today’s machines.
It would take a government computer or network of computers hundreds of years, if not longer to decrypt it. For an average desktop, we’re talking thousands of years.
“The Cable Gate archive has been spread, along with significant material from the US and other countries to over 100,000 people in encrypted form. If something happens to us, the key parts will be released automatically. Further, the Cable Gate archives is in the hands of multiple news organisations. History will win. The world will be elevated to a better place,” Julian Assange wrote recently.
It’s our bet that this qualifies.
Time Magazine historically has made the man of the year not the one that contributes most to society, but rather the one that causes the most disruption. In this case Julian Assange qualifies to being highly disruptive.
Enjoy the new reality.