Weak encryption won’t defeat terrorists – but it will enable hackers | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian

Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly and strongly criticized those in government who have demanded backdoors, explaining: “You can’t have a back door in the software because you can’t have a back door that’s only for the good guys.” And a representative of many of the large tech companies recently remarked: “Weakening security with the aim of advancing security simply does not make sense.” Eighty-five percent of cybersecurity experts recently surveyed by Politico called backdoors “a bad idea”. (We know, for example, the NSA in particular loves to prey on foreign phone companies’ backdoors.)

Source: Weak encryption won’t defeat terrorists – but it will enable hackers | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian

 

A bad idea from Washington. There is no way back doors would stay known only to law enforcement.

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