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Law enforcement backdoors open corporate networks to criminals

Tim Greene | July 8, 2015
Legal access to secure communications will result in more risk for corporate secrets.

Comey has characterized encryption as forcing criminal investigations to "go dark" because law enforcement officials are faced with suspected criminal communications that they cannot tap into.

The flip side of that is that perfectly legal communications containing sensitive information such as corporate intellectual property becomes less secure. "If you want access to all infrastructure then you introduce vulnerabilities for all infrastructure," Weitzner says.

 

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