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Cryptography of EncroChat (2016)

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rgloeckner
7 days ago
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Looks like they didn't upgrade for years.
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Senate Republicans Propose Law to Outlaw End-to-End Encryption

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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee press release:

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) today introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, a bill to bolster national security interests and better protect communities across the country by ending the use of “warrant-proof” encrypted technology by terrorists and other bad actors to conceal illicit behavior.

This is breathtaking. At least they’re being somewhat clear here: they’re proposing outlawing all end-to-end encryption. Encryption that is “warrant-proof” is everything-proof — there are no decryption keys in the middle. Encryption that can be undone at the behest of a lawful warrant can also be undone by anyone with access to the keys.

At the risk of oversimplifying things, it’s worth pointing out that you can’t just “add a backdoor” to a proper end-to-end encryption scheme. It’s the nature of the design not just that there are no backdoors but that there can be no backdoors. You can prove it, cryptographically, which is how you can trust it.

The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act is a balanced solution that keeps in mind the constitutional rights afforded to all Americans, […]

Nope.

while providing law enforcement the tools needed to protect the public from everyday violent crime and threats to our national security.

Read the room, Republicans.

The bill would require service providers and device manufacturers to provide assistance to law enforcement when access to encrypted devices or data is necessary — but only after a court issues a warrant, based on probable cause that a crime has occurred, authorizing law enforcement to search and seize the data.

That’s how the law works today. What these fools are proposing is to make it illegal to build systems where even the company providing the service doesn’t hold the keys.

The best hope for this legislation is that it’s mere posturing by Republicans.

Link: judiciary.senate.gov/press/rep/releases/graham-cotton…

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rgloeckner
18 days ago
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They try it again and again
LinuxGeek
17 days ago
end-to-end encryption is math. The math is already out there. Real criminals will continue to use encryption. The general public, however, would not have the security of encryption if this law passes.
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Wirecard – the “German Enron” & a personal history 2008-2020

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Dieter Kempf im Changerider: „Dieser Lockdown war richtig“

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Mit dem Video- und Podcastformat Changerider wollen Etventure-Gründer Philipp Depiereux und t3n den Menschen die Angst vor der Digitalisierung und dem Wandel nehmen. In der aktuellen Folge ist Dieter Kempf, Präsident des Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Industrie, zu Gast.

Seit einigen Monaten hält Covid-19 die ganze Welt in Atem und hat uns alle in einen Ausnahmezustand versetzt. Mit Blick auf die Wirtschaft warnte bereits das Wirtschaftsministerium vor der schlimmsten Rezession in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik. Wie steht es also derzeit konkret um die deutsche Wirtschaft? Welche Folgen bringt der Lockdown mit sich, waren die Maßnahmen der Politik richtig ...

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Wie ein Tweet von BILD-Chef Julian Reichelt einmal viele Tausend Likes bekam

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BILD-Chefredakteur Julian Reichelt ist seit 2009 auf Twitter. Doch weil er dort ähnlich schlecht recherchierten Quatsch absondert wie man ihn aus seiner Zeitung kennt, bekommt er dort statt Herzen und Retweets leider oft Gegenwind. Doch dann kommt der Postillon zur Hilfe und macht Reichelt in 6 einfachen Schritten salonfähig.
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rgloeckner
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gorgeous
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eBay users spot the online auction house port-scanning their PCs. Um... is that OK?

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Fraud is a big issue for etailer, but there are privacy and consent concerns too

Updated Users visiting eBay have spotted that the website runs port scans against their computer, using the localhost address to inspect what may be running on your machine.…

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rgloeckner
46 days ago
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Firewall food
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