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FBI: we don’t want a backdoor; we just want you to break encryption

“We’re not looking for a ‘back door’” that breaks encryption, the FBI said on Wednesday. Don’t even know what that is, really, said director Christopher Wray: He thinks it’s some type of “secret, insecure means of access” – is that right? No, that’s not what the FBI is after, he said during a speech (here are his prepared remarks) at the Boston College/FBI Boston Conference on Cyber Security. Rather, what law enforcement wants is a secure means to access evidence on devices once they’ve shown probable cause and have a warrant, he said. How that gets done is up to you smart people in technology, the “brightest minds doing and creating fantastic things.”

Read article: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/03/12/fbi-we-dont-want-a-backdoor-we-just-want-you-to-break-encryption/