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RIM, Nokia and Apple suspected of providing back door access

 
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leke
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: RIM, Nokia and Apple suspected of providing back door access Reply with quote

Thought this might be of interest. Probably plenty more examples of back doors which have yet to be leaked.

http://slashdot.org/story/12/01/08/069204/leaked-memo-says-apple-provides-backdoor-to-governments
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Dutch_Master
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duh, why do you think the likes of RIM can continue to sell their 'uncrackable' Blackberries et all in countries that previously threatened to ban their devices as the respective governments couldn't eavesdrop on their, and other, citizens?

Sorry, no surprises here... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a legislated requirement of all encryption products produced in the US that a "backdoor" must be enabled for access by the NSA and FBI. That's probably been extended to Homeland Security now with the "war on terror".

This is the reason PGP was "smuggled" out of the US printed on a T-shirt, so the code could be used around the world. See Crypto and Is Your T-Shirt a Lethal Weapon?
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