May 17, 2017

Ransomware attack is why we can't have security backdoors, say privacy advocates

By Adam Klein

Source: USA Today

Privacy experts are calling the global ransomware attack that hit 150 countries a prime example of why requiring tech companies to create backdoors into computer programs is a bad idea, because of the danger those digital keys might be stolen.

“This is a fine example of the difficulty of keeping secrets,” said Cooper Quintin, a staff technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital liberties non-profit based in San Francisco.

Read the full story on USA Today.

  • Adam Klein

    Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow

    Adam Klein is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.  His research centers on the intersection of national security policy and law, inclu...