What Is An Encryption Backdoor?
How-To Geek, February 20th, 2020
March 1, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 4

You might have heard the term 'encryption backdoor' in the news recently. We'll explain what it is

"Most of the systems consumers use today have some form of encryption," notes Vann Vicente in How-To Geek. "To get past it, you have to provide some kind of authentication. For example, if your phone is locked, you have to use a password, your fingerprint, or facial recognition to access your apps and data.

These systems generally do an excellent job of protecting your personal data. Even if someone takes your phone, he can't gain access to your information unless he figures out your passcode. Plus, most phones can wipe their storage or become unusable for a time if someone tries to force them to unlock..."

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