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Saturday, December 10, 2016

The FSB told how to read the correspondence of users in the Network


The Federal security service of the Russian Federation issued a decree, which prescribed ways of providing encryption keys for reading custom messages in the Network.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Referred to in the order is that of “organizer dissemination of information” must provide the encryption key (information necessary for decoding of messages transmitted through the Network) on request on request “authorized units”.

In the end, the organizer of the dissemination of information should provide the FSB relevant information, either on magnetic media by mail (in the form of an electronic communication by e-mail, or arrange direct access to “authorized units of information to decode”.

Recall that the necessity of the order was caused by the so-calledSpring package” prescribed requirements for the surveillance of special services for user information in the Network. Develop ways fees the encryption keys of the FSB requested the President of the Russian Federation.

Read how the FSB wants to deal with the “unregulated Internet”.

While earlier, the Agency explained that to be interested in her are only those encryption tools that are designed for the transmission of state secrets.

Recall that most modern messengers (in particular Telegram) encryption is performed directly on the user’s end device, so the transfer of encryption keys is not feasible technically.

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