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Here we go again... UK Prime Minister urges nerds to come up with magic crypto backdoors

Julian 8

Shall we try putting into terms they may understand

you have your secure emails / accounts that only you can see - secured

you have your secure crtypto key

However, you need to give the police and whoever else a crypto bypass so they can go in and look when they feel like it

Now stop anyone else from either accidently getting the crypto bypass or working out how to create their own version and stealing all the emails / money

Of course, that is without there being initial errors in the crypto code making it easy to break (WPA)

translated for politicians

As a government you need to put all your money into a safe location... say a safe

You have your key

However, you need to give the police and whoever else a skeleton key so they can go in and look when they feel like it

Now stop anyone else from either accidently getting the key or working out how to create their own version and stealing all the money

Of course, that is without there being initial errors in the lock making it easy to break / bypass (bumping anyone)

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