Anmol Sarma

Defeating India's Central Monitoring System

Thursday, May 9, 2013 politics tech privacy

The Government of India has rolled out the Central Monitoring System which will allow it to access any piece of data passing through an Indian service provider. This means the government can now read all your text messages, emails and call records.

Because privacy does not bring in votes, it is highly unlikely that any political party will oppose this system. Circumventing this system however, is rather simple using PGP or any other munition grade cryptographic scheme. So, if anyone wishes to communicate with me securely, please encrypt your message using this key, whose fingerprint should be:

AA3C 18D8 88D6 EC67 6887 2B21 5D64 D65C 162D 0A3C

You may now put your tin-foil hat back on again.

Edit: Replaced my old key with a 4096-bit RSA key.

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