05.03.2015 - 07:06 [ Techdirt ]

Encryption Backdoors Will Always Turn Around And Bite You In The Ass

As you may have heard, the law enforcement and intelligence communities have been pushing strongly for backdoors in encryption. They talk about ridiculous things like „golden keys,“ pretending that it’s somehow possible to create something that only the good guys can use. Many in the security community have been pointing out that this is flat-out impossible. The second you introduce a backdoor, there is no way to say that only „the good guys“ can use it.