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Callisto Group snoopers wreak havoc with leaked HackingTeam spyware

non disclosure

should be made a crime in itself if the vulnerabilities are then used to create attacks - how can HackingTeam not be up on charges?

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Re: non disclosure

Don't be such a kid. You know how it works.

Inb4 "linked to unknown state actors". Nah, too late.

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I think you answered your own question: "should be" and "is" are two different things. And no govt. is going to make that a crime any more than they'd have made microphones and miniature cameras criminal back in the day as the whole lot of them make use of such things.

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Said vs Heard

What he said: "This should remind governments that we don't have monopolies on these technologies, and that mercenaries, hostile nation states, and other threats won't hesitate to use these surveillance powers against us"

What they heard: "We need more powerful / pervasive surveillance if we want to stay ahead"

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Re: Said vs Heard

"What they heard: "We need more powerful / pervasive surveillance and all the crypto keys if we want to stay ahead"

FTFY Pierre.

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And there is the answer to the question - would it really be so bad if the UK Gov (and now the EU and US it seems) could instantly backdoor into any secure communication taking place....

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"And there is the answer to the question - would it really be so bad if the UK Gov (and now the EU and US it seems) could instantly backdoor into any secure communication taking place...."

Yes. Next question?

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WTF?

Govt has hacking tools developed for it. Tool leak onto internet. Tools get used by others.

Because that could never happen.

Just like anyone who'd been attacked could never reverse engineer those tools either.

Except yes it can and yes it has.

In fact encryption appears to be the only tool a govt could develop that would do no direct harm if it leaked into the wild.

The problem is who would trust that it was not a deliberate leak and had backdoors in?

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