UK’s 'Government-Grade Encryption' For VoIP Calls Backdoored By Default

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targetdrone

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Because the CIA and KGB, Mossad, and every other intel agency on the planet wouldn't want to exploit a backdoor to encrypted Government communications.
 

fixxxer113

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Doesn't "government grade" mean 'backdoor enabled' by definition?
I think it has come to mean that... but if you told me a few years ago that a system is "government grade" or "military grade" I would assume you meant extra safe.
 

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In the UK we have a saying: 'Taking the Mickey' as in poking fun at something. Doesn't the name of this protocol look a bit too similar?

Note: the phrase can be considered a touch racist since 'Mick' is considered a derogatory term for an Irishman.
 

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In the UK we have a saying: 'Taking the Mickey' as in poking fun at something. Doesn't the name of this protocol look a bit too similar?

Note: the phrase can be considered a touch racist since 'Mick' is considered a derogatory term for an Irishman.
lol i thought the same thing.
 

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Well since there is no actual biological/genealogical definition of race it comes down to perception and in that case they are most definitely not the same.
 
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