What It's Like When The FBI Asks You To Backdoor Your Software

PC Magazine
Jan. 10, 2014

At a recent RSA Security Conference, Nico Sell was on stage announcing that her companyŚWickrŚwas making drastic changes to ensure its users' security. She said that the company would switch from RSA encryption to elliptic curve encryption, and that the service wouldn't have a backdoor for anyone.

As she left the stage, before she'd even had a chance to take her microphone off, a man approached her and introduced himself as an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He then proceeded to "casually" ask if she'd be willing to install a backdoor into Wickr that would allow the FBI to retrieve information.

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