Here’s one that made me go “Hmmm”:
Cocaine trafficker, 28, was caught by police after moaning on encrypted phone network Encrochat about how Covid lockdown was affecting his international drug dealing business.
Now I don’t care about this asshole — he got 16 years, and that’s good — but I can’t help wondering…
No, I’m not wondering. It’s clear that all this encryption protection that the public imagines they’re getting is no more than a figleaf.
And yes I know, EncroChat was nothing more than a criminal enterprise facilitator — but remember that it’s the Fuzz who decides what exactly constitutes a “criminal enterprise”, and if they could penetrate EncroChat, they could have — and may already have — penetrated any encryption system or software.