10 thoughts on “Encryption keeps us safe. It must not be compromised with ‘backdoors’

  1. calzenn February 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Sort of like buying a fortress and finding out there is a large tunnel at the back that leads to the treasure room but no worries only a few good people have the keys…

  2. spainguy February 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Remember the DVD encryption fiasco

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  3. SOberhoff February 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    >a set of keys into every encryption protocol out there

    This snippet exemplifies a fundamental misunderstanding the author seems to have about the entire subject. Because such a set simply doesn’t exist and never will.
    The only way the government could backdoor all cryptography would be if people willingly used government software. Seeing how impotent the government is in the face of software piracy I can’t imagine them having any success in this regard.
    *Maybe* they could convince big players like Google/Microsoft/Apple to use government issued crypto, but criminals communicating with each other would simply use their own programs.

  4. TemporaryBoyfriend February 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    If governments want backdoors in encryption, they can go first.

    All the reasons they can’t implement backdoored encryption are all the reasons I can’t implement it.

    Game over.

  5. Imperial_Guardian February 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    And they chose Hillary of all people for an article on security? BOI.

  6. TurnNburn February 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    The government loves back doors because they love fucking you over 😉

  7. JamesTrendall February 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    With installing backdoors comes someone looking to make a quick buck and walks in through that back door, steals your BTC and transfers it to Doge.

    Likewise. I bet the super secret nuclear computers don’t have backdoors.

  8. webauteur February 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    To keep us safe from terrorists, we must destroy that which keeps us safe from hackers.

  9. llvihearsevil February 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Encryption is much more then keeping eyes off you information. It is also used to authenticate digital information, specifically that a digital file has not been altered.

  10. ThaFresh February 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Yup blame the Russians, not the content

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