backdoors

Hacking

Barr Says Police Need Encryption Backdoors, Doesn’t Mention Hacking Tools They Use All the Time

Barr reignited demands for tech companies to find a technical solution to the ‘Going Dark’ issue, but neglected to mention in his keynote speech that law enforcement agencies use hacking techniques to bypass encryption.
Joseph Cox
7.23.19
Hacking

Experts Doubt Russian Claims That Cryptographic Flaw Was a Coincidence

At a recent international standards meeting, experts said they weren’t convinced by a Russian explanation about a potentially flawed new encryption algorithm.
Joseph Cox
5.8.19
china

Experts Call for Transparency Around Google’s Chinese-Made Security Keys

Google's Titan Security Keys, used to lock down accounts, are produced in China. Several experts want more answers on that supply chain process, for fears of tampering or security issues.
Joseph Cox
8.31.18
Phone Crackers

Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show

A Motherboard investigation has found that law enforcement agencies across the country have purchased GrayKey, a relatively cheap tool for bypassing the encryption on iPhones, while the FBI pushes again for encryption backdoors.
Joseph Cox
4.12.18
Yahoo!

Yahoo is giving the US government access to its tech in an unprecedented way, report says

The company is said to have built a backdoor for the federal government.
Noah Kulwin
10.5.16
privacy

20 Years Ago, A Senator Became the First US Lawmaker to Use Encryption

How Sen. Patrick Leahy became an early adopter of encryption.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.2.16
video

This Video Perfectly Explains The Encryption Debate

Let stick figures tell you why you should care about encryption.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.14.16
motherboard show

Congress's New Encryption Bill Just Leaked, And It's As Bad As Experts Imagined

Congress once again ignores experts’ warnings with bill that force companies to create backdoors.
Janus Rose
4.8.16
Apple

The US Government Canceled Its Hearing with Apple Over iPhone Backdoor

The FBI and DOJ ask to back out at the eleventh hour, citing a potential alternative method for cracking the phone.
Sarah Jeong
3.21.16
FBI

The FBI Filed Its Response to Apple’s Resistance to Backdooring the iPhone

"Reply in Support of the Government’s Motion to Compel and Opposition to Apple Inc.’s Motion to Vacate."
Sarah Jeong
3.10.16
News

The FBI Is at War With Apple Because It Couldn’t Change Wiretap Law

When politicians talk about legislating encryption, what they’re really talking about is lawful surveillance.
Matthew Braga
3.1.16
uk

While Apple Fights the FBI, UK Surveillance Law Could Demand Secret Backdoors

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill includes sections on stripping electronic protections, which some say are comparable to the FBI's demand for an iPhone backdoor.
Joseph Cox
2.19.16
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