When does encrypted not mean secure? Maybe when your government is working with Microsoft
to make sure they have back door entry to your data! Thats what has been reported by the BBC
The impending release of Windows Vista and its BitLocker
Drive Encryption has been noted by the authorities as a concern, meaning law
enforcement agencies will find it much more difficult to access data on
confiscated PCs. A Cambridge academic Ross Anderson prompted the
government to look at creating some type of “back door” to bypass
encryption. The government later
confirmed that it is in talks with Microsoft, Microsoft also confirmed that
they will continue to partner with governments, law enforcement and industry
to help make the internet a safer place to learn and communicate.
It seems to me that any back door will of course be abused
and also over time be discovered by people who are not supposed to know about
them, therefore rendering the whole thing a pointless waste of time. The very concept of creating a back door in
an encrypted system renders the whole encryption process pointless. Any thoughts?