I wonder why the FBI isn’t suing Google for a backdoor in Android yet.
(Some speculation: brute forcing is prevented in software as opposed to Apple’s Security Enclave, device encryption is less common and only recently on by default, device manufacturers could add backdoors individually, etc.)
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@schnarfed Internet theories: brute forcing is easier than iOS, encryption is less common, manufacturers could add backdoors individually.
@schnarfed they have gone after the manufacturers individually and I’m guessing their forensic tools are more effective w/o outside help
@schnarfed encryption is also way less common, typically opt in until just recently
Yeah, I think it’s just a matter of time. We’re at an interesting point in time though, encryption is good enough to keep even the 3 letter agencies out. We’ll see what happens, I surely hope not there will be backdoors in everything. If not for the 3 letter agencies, it will be abused by other ‘bad guys’ instantly.
Speculation 1: Like you said, different problems require different solutions. Speculation 2: It’s a test case, with the goal of the results appling to similar situations.(Yes those two theories sound contradictory.)