Be outraged by the FBI Encryption backdoor
Now, in the name of national security, some fucking morons (and there is NO other way to describe them), these fucking morons want to permanently break encryption in order to make their job easier. The FBI (among others) is having a full on tantrum. Their job is spying and gathering information and it’s just so darn hard when information is encrypted to figure out what’s being transmitted.
Those words often attributed to Ben Franklin have never, ever been more sage-like. “Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither”. Only in this case it should read, “Those who let the FBI railroad a law that forces people to create a backdoor to encryption protocols should have a hot poker shoved up their ass.”
No matter this selfsame topic was thoroughly debated, researched, written about, tossed around in Congress, and put to bed as one of the worst ideas of the 20th century during the 1990′s. Putting a backdoor on encryption has risen from the dead and it stinks even worse.
Encryption works because there IS no backdoor. There are two keys, one to encode it and one to decode it, usually held by the sender and the recipient. Adding another point of entry invites one thing – a third party to access information that it normally has no business accessing. If you don’t think malicious hackers won’t have the backdoor cracked before anyone else then you need an education on how the computer world works.
No longer would your internet shopping be secure. Banking? You’re screwed. On the upside we’ll probably see a drop in malware and phishing scams because hackers won’t need to trick you into giving them your passwords. They can just pluck the traffic off the ‘net and open it up at their leisure.
Putting in a backdoor is like letting a king build a castle with only three walls because he wants to enter and exit more easily. The castle is suddenly worthless as a defensible structure. This is how ridiculously stupid the idea is.