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3 Reasons Why Giving Government A Backdoor Is A Bad Idea
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Whoopty
Whoopty,
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7/10/2015 | 7:41:01 AM
Morals too
Some great points here, especially about the keys being stolen. It will happen and chances are we wouldn't hear about it.

However it's also worth mentioning that it's morally wrong to give the governmment a back door to encryption. As it stands, we're at least in a bit of a face off with intelligence agencies where most people don't want their communications recorded and readable by government agents. If we gave them a backdoor, it would be the same as welcoming them to put cameras in our homes. 
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
7/10/2015 | 10:59:10 AM
Re: Morals too
Who's watching the watchmen? There are no checks and balances with this system. This also represents as you point out a single point of failure. If government does get a backdoor maybe a private entity should be setup as well to backdoor into government. May not be so eager to see this through if that were the case.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/16/2015 | 3:50:33 PM
Re: Morals too
Agree, but when you provide a back door you are actually breaching checks and balances.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/16/2015 | 3:48:59 PM
Re: Morals too
Government would most likely want the backdoor under any circumstance, they just need to be held responsible when somebody finds out that backdoor. 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/16/2015 | 3:59:38 PM
Re: Morals too
Good point with the webcam. It is more like periscope or meerkat for the end users point of view where users do not know who is actually watching.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/16/2015 | 3:46:47 PM
Simple and clear
This is just a simple concept backdoor is a backdoor, it does not matter who has access to it, when you have it, that is a vulnerability.


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