Archive for February, 2016

Communication via iOS devices: Is uncertainty about the backdoor posibility legitimate?

Recent news about a US judge ordering Apple to assist FBI unlock one of the San Bernardine attack perpetrator’s iPhone to grant access to his data are certainly alarming. The information was released by Reuters on Wednesday. We are again witnessing a protracted lawsuit between the technological giant and law enforcement authorities in criminal proceedings arguing about the encryption boundaries.

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According to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, the FBI requests a backdoor to be created for the iPhone. Apple however objects that if such a tool is developed in may be repeatedly used over and over again. It could possibly mean having the ability to unlock any iPhone device if indeed landed in the wrong hands.

The real question is, will personal data in the electronic form be secured? The report surely raised doubts. Regardless of Apple’s response, the actual solution to the issue is using highly-encrypted communication applications.

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One of  such applications is ASYRIC, developed by Salutis Systems. ASYRIC utilizes SES technology, combining implementation of ciphers with a public (ECC) key and a private (AES) key. „Salutis Systems is unable to create a backdoor nor provide any user-related information to the authorities simply because even the developer cannot access the data. All transmitted data between the sender and the recipient are ultimately secure“, Martin Kocak, Salutis systems CEO claims.  „Data security doubts, as described in the aforementioned case are completely ruled-out with ASYRIC app.“ Kocak continues.

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Following Edward Snowden’s revelation of classified NSA documents, it is clear we all need to react to the ever-growing communication privacy violation. „Because privacy is everyones’ fundamental right, think about whether investing barely 5 EUR is worth protecting it!“,  Kocak concludes.

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