Entries by Jeffrey Goldberg

When back doors go bad: Mind your Ps and Qs

This is going to be a long and technical article, but the point can be stated more simply: The kinds of security architectures in which it is easy to insert a back door are typically less secure than the security architectures in which it is hard to insert a back door. The back doors that […]

Back doors are bad for security architecture

Instead of inventing encryption that only government can break, we should just breed a special unicorn that magically blocks terrorist acts. —Ryan Paul Back doors into security systems weaken security. For everyone. This remains true despite wishful thinking on the part of those who may advocate back doors. The claim that back doors could be added […]