DigiCrime supports key recovery
The proliferation of encryption technology poses a serious threat to a very
large and entrenched worldwide industry, namely criminal hackers like us. Our
industry has flourished in the era where encryption technology was tightly
controlled, because it kept this technology out of the hands of hapless
suckers like yourself. If everyone in the US is able to use proven encryption
techniques to encrypt their data and prove authentication for entry to
information systems, then this will have a very deleterious effect on what has
become a very rapidly growing industry. Our industry provides many high-tech
jobs to entrepreneurial individuals seeking to profit from other people's
losses. We believe that the government should continue to support our
industry by banning strong encryption entirely.
We realize that this approach is unlikely to garner much support outside of
government, so we are also supportive of a requirement for key escrow (also
known as key recovery) for all communications worldwide. Since few people are
likely to buy such products, this serves the needs of the criminal industry by
preserving our ability to compromise systems unprotected by cryptography.
Moreover, in our experience anything that places encryption keys in more than
one location provides us with a business opportunity for compromising that
key. We look forward to working closely with corrupt government officials and
commercial key escrow partners
in the pursuit of economic prosperity.
For these reasons, the management of DigiCrime supports the government's
efforts in mandating a key recovery plan for encryption keys.