Stochastic Scribbles
Random musings in a variety of subjects, from science to religion.

Security versus insecurity

Unlike the common narrative, the entire Apple vs. FBI fight is not about privacy versus security, but actually about security vs. “allow every actor (including bad ones) easier access to what should be secure”.

For those that think that the FBI has the moral high ground, has everyone already forgotten about all the the major security breaches that happen all the time, recent examples being the cases of Home Depot, Target, Anthem, etc.? It’s already hard enough to keep things secure given unintentional security weaknesses: how can deliberately making things less secure do anything else but make things that much worse?

If the FBI gets its way, then there’s no way this is going to be a one-time thing, and it would only be a matter of time before bad actors have the same tool. In fact, probably a very short amount of time …