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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1286 Researchers crack Microsoft feature, say encryption backdoors similarly crackable
Researchers who uncovered a security key that protects Windows devices as they boot up say their discovery is proof that encryption backdoors do not work.

The pair of researchers, credited by their hacker nicknames MY123 and Slipstream, found the cryptographic key protecting a feature called Secure Boot.

They believe the discovery highlights a problem with requests law enforcement officials have made for technology companies to provide police with some form of access to otherwise virtually unbreakable encryption that might be used by criminals.
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#1286 Researchers crack Microsoft feature, say encryption backdoors similarly crackable
#1285 Serious TCP bug in Linux systems allows traffic hijacking
#1284 Windows 10 attack surface grows with Linux support in anniversary update
#1283 Dota 2 forum breach leaks 2 million user accounts
#1282 Microsoft Patch Tuesday – August 2016
#1281 Windows PDF library flaw puts Edge users at risk for RCE
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