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Which idiots told FBI that Feds-only backdoors in encryption are possible?

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  • Which idiots told FBI that Feds-only backdoors in encryption are possible?

    Brilliant boffins back bullshitting bureau bollocking

    Four cryptography experts have backed a US Senator's campaign to force the FBI to explain how exactly a Feds-only backdoor can be added to strong and secure encryption.

    The four are: Stanford professor Martin Hellman, of Diffie-Hellman fame and who helped invent the foundations of today's crypto systems; Columbia professor and USENET co-creator Steve Bellovin; top cryptographer Paul Kocher; and information security guru Bruce Schneier.
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    The answer of course is "it can't" and so I welcome the attempt to bring some accountability to this process of weeding out dribbling idiots.

  • #2
    It' can't and they don't care.


    • #3
      UK PM thinks it's possible as well. Not a good sign when no one wants to reveal the source of this information to protect professional reputations. Your source. I don't much like Wyden, but he sees the BS here.

      As we noted last month, the reality is that those in favor of backdoors are just treading water until something happens that causes a shift in public opinion – most likely a terrorist incident – and allows governments to insist on backdoored communications and file storage.
      Until that happens, the FBI, Five Eyes intelligence agencies, and the UK's Prime Minister will keep insisting that such a solution is possible in order to prevent the issue from being settled in people's minds. The impasse is likely to stay in place for some time, despite Wyden's best efforts. ®