Security with a backdoor is no security

by Volker Weber

Do you understand now, why encryption with a backdoor for law enforcement is a terrible idea?

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I have long understood, but those in authority will not be told: law enforcement agencies always think they know best, until it is demonstrated that they don't.

Nick Daisley, 2015-08-24 08:18

If you look at the comments to the twitter post, most people are commenting on the fact that TSA has the master keys. It seems to me it's the photos of the keys which are a problem, because one can make copies of those, no?

Andrew Magerman, 2015-08-24 16:11

Exactly.

Volker Weber, 2015-08-24 16:22

...so the real nonsense here is that the 'responsible' enforcement agency, cannot be trusted to keep secret things secret. It renders all attempts at security lower down the food chain, futile.

Nick Daisley, 2015-08-24 18:11

Exactly.

Now imagine that any 'responsible' enforcement agency wants to be able to break encryption. Like the TSA can unlock your bags.

Volker Weber, 2015-08-24 18:22

Wired has a nice followup on this:

http://www.wired.com/2015/09/lockpickers-3-d-print-tsa-luggage-keys-leaked-photos/

Martin Funk, 2015-09-10 10:17

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