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Encryption backdoors will make us all more vulnerable

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    The author has written 29 technical books and is Managing Partner of Ascent Solutions, which provides marketing services to tech sector companies

    In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, one of the memes being perpetuated by “security professionals” is that the terrorists used encrypted communications, enabling them to plan and coordinate their activities without raising suspicion among the intelligence community.

    Now there is a knee-jerk reaction among politicians in Washington to force encryption providers to build “backdoors” into their software that would allow government agencies to easily decode communications in their effort to identify potential terrorists. They say this is essential to keeping us all safe and that we must stop crying about the loss of personal privacy.

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