Security Risks of Government Hacking


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Author(s): Riana PfefferkornPublication Date: September 5, 2018Publication Type: White Paper / ReportAbstract: As the use of encryption and other privacy-enhancing technologies has increased, government officials in the United States have sought ways to ensure law enforcement’s capability to access communications and other data in plaintext. One of those methods is government hacking, also called “equipment interference.” Government hacking allows investigators to exploit hardware and software vulnerabilities to gain remote access to target computers.