Modern encryption technologies leave no chance even for the all-powerful FBI to pick up the keys to unlock the information. This was openly stated by the representatives of the service.
According to the testimony, only in 2017, the state machine failed to uncover about 7800 devices, which are of particular interest to the department for the period 2016-2017.
It’s interesting that the agency got the right to access the devices, but for technical reasons they failed to crack any gadget or mobile device.The reason for the prohibition of access was the high technologies of cryptography, which are now realized in many spheres of society.
Achievements of technical thought lead to such a deadlock in such serious and authoritative departments as the FBI, this was stated directly by the current director of the agency, Christopher Wray.
The struggle is in both directions
Encryption has become a problem for some, and for others it’s an excellent option to hide sensitive information.
As you know, there is a certain tension in the relations between the US and Iran, and American intelligence officers have the right to check the secret information of individuals related to the Iranian nuclear program.
In general, the Iranian government, on the one hand, approves the introduction of powerful secrecy tools, while Americans are faced with the difficulty of accessing a specific database on various devices.
Soft encryption is a thing of the past
Scouts from the FBI admitted that soft encryption is practically not used today.
In the communications system, methods that only 10 years ago were available to the military-industrial complex began to be introduced.
Military and intelligence officers ten years ago could create unique authorization technologies that allowed only two parties to have direct access to the exchange of messages, without involving a third party to the data transfer protocol.
Now military techniques are actively included in modern mobile devices and the classification of the secrecy of the introduction of encryption is removed from the agenda.
The largest companies cryptographic seriously took up the system, and when making transactions with Bitcoin , Ethereum and other cryptocurrency introduced improved technology secrecy, which in some cases extended to mobile devices, which can not be accessed from outside.
The developers of the cryptography system were not going to create a backdoor for the FBI, which still aroused the dissatisfaction of the latter.
State security agencies have said they will not surrender, and will seek ways to obtain decipherment to ensure national security, both of the US and of American allies around the world.