Rather, as that new report from the House working group investigating the encryption issue recognizes, having the “adult” conversation about encryption means talking about how law enforcement can adapt to a world where encryption is more common, rather than wrongheadedly forcing the technology to adapt to law enforcement’s needs.To Comey, being “adult” about encryption apparently means agreeing with his conclusion that the existence of unbreakable encryption—for example, the full-disk encryption that protects your i Phone against anyone who doesn’t have your passcode, or the end-to-end encryption that protects your i Messages and Whatsapp texts as they cross the internet—poses an unacceptable threat to law and order.This is especially true if the default passwords created by the manufacturer are left on the system.A backdoor is used by hackers to install malware for the purpose of stealing information from a network such as company trade secrets or customer financial data."The government could extend this breach of privacy and demand that Apple build surveillance software to intercept your messages, access your health records or financial data, track your location, or even access your phone's microphone or camera without your knowledge." Cook is adamant neither he nor Apple have any "sympathy for terrorists," nothing the company has complied with "valid subpoenas and search warrants." However, regardless of the "different words" the FBI uses to describe the requested tool, "building a version of i OS that bypasses security in this would be undeniably create a backdoor." Once created, it could be a danger to Apple customers around the world.Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in.
Although that bill was almost universally panned at the time, Comey is probably hoping that similar legislation will have a better chance this year—especially if he has the support of a new attorney general and a new president who appear to share his views, rather than being held back by an Obama administration that chose not to pursue a legislative solution.
Backdoors can also be used to launch Denial of Service attacks which can bring down an entire company network.
Do S attacks are performed by sending an excessive amount of information packets over a network which results in network failure.
Being an adult, to Comey, means accepting the argument that tech companies should design their products to ensure that the government can access any data it needs in an investigation, whether by building (in the words of his opponents) a “backdoor” into strongly encrypted products or by not deploying that encryption in the first place. companies don’t have a monopoly on the technology, making it trivial for bad guys to obtain strong encryption products, no matter what Congress does.
Being an adult, to Comey, means supporting efforts to legally require tech companies to ensure government access, if they won’t do it voluntarily. It is these exact same arguments that won the day in the “crypto wars” of the ’90s when a similar policy debate over encryption arose.