Nees en interessanten Artikel vum Bruce Schneier: “U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google“.
In order to comply with government search warrants on user data,Google created a backdoor access system into Gmail accounts. This feature is what the Chinese hackers exploited to gain access.
Mee dee Problem gët et net nëmmen bei Google:
In Greece, between June 2004 and March 2005, someone wiretapped more than 100 cell phones belonging to members of the Greek government: the prime minister and the ministers of defense, foreign affairs and justice. Ericsson built this wiretapping capability into Vodafone’s products and enabled it only for governments that requested it. Greece wasn’t one of those governments, but someone still unknown — A rival political party? Organized crime? Foreign intelligence? — figured out how to surreptitiously turn the feature on.
En ass usech och generell:
Whether the eavesdroppers are the good guys or the bad guys, these systems put us all at greater risk. Communications systems that have no inherent eavesdropping capabilities are more secure than systems with those capabilities built in. And it’s bad civic hygiene to build technologies that could someday be used to facilitate a police state.
Brave, new world …