Reply to post: Re: thoughts on future regulation of encryption

UK ministers to push anti-encryption laws after election

Allan George Dyer Silver badge
Facepalm

Re: thoughts on future regulation of encryption

'Why would this not "work"?'

Just off the top of my head...

1. Backdoors

i) The security services will leak the backdoors (couldn't keep EternalBlue secret, could they?) exposing everyone's data

ii) The AI will produce high numbers of false positives that occupy the investigator's time

2. Approved services

i) lucrative market in stolen strong encryption licenses created

ii) thefts of vital IT equipment from hospitals increase as that will be the easiest source of strong encryption

3. Deep packet inspection

i) steganography

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