[AusNOG] Dutton decryption bill

Paul Brooks pbrooks-ausnog at layer10.com.au
Wed Aug 15 13:17:19 EST 2018

They don't need a root certificate - the Bill gives them rights to 'request
assistance' from any device manufacturer or part supplier to backdoor the whole phone
OS, or your VDSL modem, or your Amazon Alexa/Google Home, or the Snapchat app itself.
Or the embedded OS in your harddrives.

On 15/08/2018 11:46 AM, Martin - StudioCoast wrote:
> The example provided on the front page is telling of what they want to eventually
> achieve.
> They use the examples of Snapchat and Facebook messenger. If they had no intention
> of working out a way to circumvent the encryption of those tools, why mention them
> at all?
> Enforcing a government run root certificate on Australian sold devices is not out of
> the realm of possibility...
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