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If the CIA can sidestep encryption, what makes you think cyberthieves can’t?

09
Mar
2017
If the CIA can sidestep encryption, what makes you think cyberthieves can’t?

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Having just spent much of the day browsing through Wikileaks’ latest batch of documents from the intelligence community — in which government agents discussed ways to circumvent mobile encryption and to listen in on conversations near smart devices including smart TVs — it’s clear that government agents have long had the ability to grab mobile content before it’s encrypted.

Some of the tactics have names that are quite explicit about their function, such as a TV mode called “TV Fake-Off.”

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