Saturday, 16 April 2016

Let's watch Congress fuck up encryption!

quote [ That focus on security has put America’s technology firms on a collision course with its policemen and spies, who worry that encrypted e-mails and messages help criminals and terrorists to evade detection. That spat became public in February, when the FBI tried to persuade a court to compel Apple to hack an iPhone that had belonged to Syed Farook, a terrorist who, along with his wife, killed 14 people in an attack in California in December. The agency backed down after it found a way to hack Farook’s phone without Apple’s help. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by lrdcthulu@9:38pmGMT]

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HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 10:36pm GMT on 16th Apr [Score:1 Good]
If they insist on going ahead with this, can we perhaps at least start a petition that the government is held liable for all breaches of security resulting from the use of their keys? It'd get broken in about a week, and sure, it'd balloon the deficit overnight as they had to write out checks for all the consumer transactions and bank accounts that'd get compromised, but they'd have their precious encryption-busting codified in law.

And what's to stop third-party encryption software? Even just an open-source application could easily make this moot.
cb361 said @ 11:13pm GMT on 16th Apr
Can I get back my files corrupted by Cryptolocker?

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