2021-07-14 11:00Blog post

Talking Backdoors: Forcing a round peg into a square hole

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This article, written by Monika Ermert, originally appeared on the CENTR website as part of their RIPE 82 reporting.

In an appeal to the RIPE community Patrik Fältström, Technical Director and Head of Security at Netnod, and Stephen Farrell, Researcher at Trinity College and long time Security Area Director at the IETF, spoke out against the next wave of “not so secure encryption” proposals from the European Union. A recent Council of Ministers’ paper from the Portugese Presidency underlines once more the need for access to end-to-end encrypted communication.

“It is not over”, both Fältström and Farrell warned in their talks at the RIPE82 meeting on backdoor discussions, which according to Fältström are happening without technical experts.

Read full story here.

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Netnod provides critical infrastructure support ranging from interconnection services and Internet Exchanges to time services, DNS services and root server operations. With a worldwide reputation for its services and the expertise of its staff, Netnod ensures a stable and secure Internet for the Nordics and beyond. Established in 1996 as a neutral and independent Internet infrastructure organisation, Netnod is fully owned by the non-profit foundation TU-stiftelsen (Stiftelsen för Telematikens utveckling). More information is available at: www.netnod.se


Patrik "paf" Fältström
Technical Director and Head of Security
Patrik "paf" Fältström