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DEA Accused Of Leaking Misleading Info Falsely Implying That It Can't Read Apple iMessages


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So this is interesting. Yesterday, CNET had a story revealing a "leaked" Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) memo suggesting that messages sent via Apple's own iMessage system were untappable and were "frustrating" law enforcement. Here's a snippet from that article:


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Very interesting.
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DEA trolling dealers!
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Wow all those tin foil hat posts..... Lmao DEA trolls

Edit: after reading the article and comments it seems that the DEA might not be lying. The idea is that telco company can't show iMessages but if you backup your phone to the cloud then apple potentially might have the ability to decrypt it when so ordered however it might just be tied to your apple ID in which case apple wouldn't be able to decrypt it.
Edited by MGX1016 - 4/5/13 at 7:45pm
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post #4 of 16
What altruistic reasons could there be for giving such documents to a reporter?

Getting the word out to undercover agents that if all they are using are the handful of named surveillance techniques, a certain type of message might not be recorded some of the time?
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Sounds to me like they want to encourage the use of these types of devices for criminals as they are commonly thought to be "secure"

Unfortunately, if they can spy on criminals, they can spy on anyone, lawfully or not.
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They have the private key for encryption, not a surprise. Apple knows the private key, send a sophena and get the private key. Information is now unencrypted, simple as that.

They still can't break the encryption, doesn't mean they can't access it.
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I KNEW praising Apple for sticking it to the man was too much to be true. lachen.gif
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Do fanboys eat their words? I doubt it.
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Some trolling going on at DEA.
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Originally Posted by un-midas touch View Post

Do fanboys eat their words? I doubt it.

I was actually reading the last thread pertaining to this and all the people saying that its probably falsified were almost always bashed for being conspiracy tin foil hat people.......well now the word is out

come on people, quit being so gullible tongue.gif
    
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