Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 5:40 am
Vista Encryption and Back Doors
According to a recent article from the BBC, there was collaboration involving the British Government and Microsoft — collaboration over getting the back door to Windows Vista.
In jeopardy: people’s privacy, on thier own workstation.
The controversy: encrypted filesystems made futile due the ability of governments to penetrate them. Government were said to be liaising with Microsoft, which could theoretically provide a ‘master key’. In turn, Microsoft denies any such claims.
Windows Vista won’t have a backdoor that could be used by police forces to get into encrypted files, Microsoft has stressed.