The Flaw in ISIS’s Favorite Messaging App

“In some corners of Washington, D.C., cryptography is becoming a dirty word. Since the rise of the Islamic State, hardly a day goes by that politicians don’t raise the specter of a terrorist attack planned on encrypted messaging platforms. In December’s Democratic debate, viewers heard Hillary Clinton call for a ‘Manhattan-like project’ to ensure that law enforcement would always be able to implement a wiretap. For more and more lawmakers, encryption is that perfect, pitch-black night in which radicalized things go bump.”

Source: The Flaw in ISIS’s Favorite Messaging App – Defense One

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