[Cryptography] FBI: Weaker Encryption Is a Worthwhile Tradeoff for Law Enforcement Access to Data

Dave Howe davehowe.pentesting at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 07:58:01 EDT 2015

On 17/09/2015 18:15, Henry Baker wrote:
> FYI -- Easy for the FBI to say; they're not on the hook for potentially billions in damages from any breach.  (Leaving aside the egregious Constitutional violations.)

Possibly that is a viable response then. Say that, putting aside the
other objections for now, that there *could* be a tradeoff to be made,
and provided the USG is happy to indemnify any users of the weakened
crypto from any losses due to disclosure..... After all, they are
somehow convinced that abuse of this golden key is not going to happen,
despite there never having been an instance of an abuse-free system at
any point the past...

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