Dark Web Site Taken Down without Breaking Encryption

    Date28 Oct 2019
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    The US government has successfully taken down a dark web site without any encryption backdoors, demonstrating that backdoors in communications systems which compromise cryptography for everyone are not necessary to combat crime. Learn more in a great Schneier on Security article:

    The US Department of Justice unraveled a dark web child-porn website, leading to the arrest of 337 people in at least 18 countries. This was all accomplished not through any backdoors in communications systems, but by analyzing the bitcoin transactions and following the money.

    Remember this the next time some law enforcement official tells us that they're powerless to investigate crime without breaking cryptography for everyone.

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