Arguments against strong encryption will break down on a long enough timeline. If not for the simple reason that strong encryption protects everyone and weakening it will inevitably make us all less safe, then the fact that interfering encryption research in the west won’t stop malevolent actors from further developing the open source encryption tools permanently available to them by law. For many of these tools are open source, not merely made available at the whim of their creators, and this means their code is immutably available, for better or worse.
However, the tools we refer to here are not the ones that everyday people, and, if the governments have it right, [...]
Security researcher Jonathan Lampe recently published a report comparing the security readiness of various leading contenders for the White House.
The findings are interesting because, well, it’s 2015, and many of these people lived a long time without the existence of the Internet. Given the number of high-profile hacks the government has suffered in recent years, it seems safe to say they’re still not taking computer security very seriously. To this assertion, Lampe told Hacked:
The federal government’s take on computer security is definitely a mixed bag. On the one hand, we have positive initiatives like NIST’s [...]