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Encryption has created an uncrackable puzzle for the real world

Useful debate on encryption. One point it doesn’t cover is the relatively simple countermeasure of fooling a targeted end user into installing a version of the client (WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram…) that enables surveillance. This already happens (take a look at dodgy VPN clients) so I’m not sure why it’s not part of the debate…:

[…] So why do politicians keep bringing this up? The cheap shot is to say they do it for the easy headlines. But the truth is, the costs of encryption are real — police cannot spot criminals or terrorists plotting — and should be acknowledged. No answer to the encryption debate is without downsides, and we need to remember and admit that.

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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.
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