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WHITEHACK Returns in 2016 for ABC Tech Talks

February 1, 2016

We return to ABC for 2016 talking the latest in privacy and information security.

This week, we warned listeners about a privacy breach with iPhone 5s, and the dangers and pitfalls of factory resetting your phone to sell or give to another person, after reports emerged that voicemails were being made available to the new owner of the phone even after a factory reset, something which Apple Engineers have refereed to as ‘impossible’.

We then spoke about pushes across the globe by politicians who should know better to implement back-doors in encryption, as the UK government considers a proposal and after China has implemented a scheme.
http://www.securetheinternet.org/ has posted an open letter to their site, the product of more than 200 professionals outlining the risks and costs associated with back-doors. Naturally, as a information security company, we wholly agree with the stance of securetheinternet, and encourage others to do the same.

Some of the top issues, in a nutshell are:

– A substantial increase in system complexity
– Increase in associated costs
– Creation of concentrated targets that attract attackers, some thing we have seen time and again with government – led initiatives to concentrate data.

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