Court Docs Show FBI Can Intercept Encrypted Messages From Deep State-Backed ‘Signal’ App

Recent court documents have indicated that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) possesses a tool allowing them to access encrypted messages on the Signal app.

Signal has rapidly gained in popularity as Silicon Valley monopolists have grown more openly hostile to free speech, but the platform may be vulnerable to backdoors that undermine the privacy protections provided through the encrypted messaging service.

According to documents filed by the Department of Justice and first obtained by Forbes, Signal’s encrypted messages can be intercepted from iPhone devices when those Apple devices are in a mode called  “partial AFU,” which means “after first unlock.”

This vulnerability within the Signal app may not be a design flaw, but rather a deliberate backdoor to allow authorities to access private messages. The app was initially funded with backing from the deep state, after all.

Read the entire article here…

I don’t use Signal. I rely on WIRE for communications that I don’t want intercepted. It’s free for personal use, and very inexpensive for business users. Call quality is better than that of Signal as well.

      
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Dan
Dan
3 years ago

Signal, Gab, Parler……plain old email…. doesn’t matter. The NSA etc vacuums up ALL electronic communications. And the USPS photographs ALL snail mail. The ONLY comms the Feds don’t have access to happen in meat space. And even those get infiltrated….

Mark Matis
Mark Matis
3 years ago

Only a fool would use any app created in a Five Eyes country for anything that should be “secure” communications.

Hammers Thor
3 years ago
Reply to  Mark Matis

One of the things I like about WIRE.COM is the fact it is open source. That makes it easier to review to look for “back doors” and such. Perfect? No, but nothing created by man is.

Matt Bracken
Matt Bracken
3 years ago

Good info here.
DIGITAL SPOOR AND CYBER WEAPONS: HOW TO COVER YOUR TRACKS ONLINE, BY SILICON VALLEY SNIPER

Posted by NC Scout | Feb 12, 2021

https://www.americanpartisan.org/2021/02/digital-spoor-and-cyber-weapons-how-to-cover-your-tracks-online-by-silicon-valley-sniper/

Brandon
Brandon
3 years ago
Reply to  Matt Bracken

Have to be careful with that even, several VPNs have been compromised recentl y. You are trusting them to do what you are paying them to do.

Berglander
Berglander
3 years ago

I’ve been asking frenz for a while now-“Why would you trust a FREE encryption app? What incentive did Matthew Rosenfeld, or anyone else, have in creating one?”
Turns out we now know…

Dana Henry
Dana Henry
3 years ago

One of the groups to which I belong has relied on Signal. They have regular Net meetings. I have opted out. I never trusted it.
I/we rely on Proton for serious confidential data transmission.
As a ham I/we do have other sources of encryption frowned on by the feds which, for obvious reasons, will let it lie right there.

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

This doesn’t sound like an interception of messages in transit, rather the FBI unlocking a phone to find messages already resident there. Even my local PD can do that. The lesson would be to use a short disappearing message timer and an OTP for anything really critical.

sickprimate1950
sickprimate1950
3 years ago

I have Never trusted anything digital. Tech has made the population more stupid than ever in time. People voted Democrat! Proves Stupidity.

tangle
tangle
3 years ago

All major software has backdoors and they keys were freely given to the government.

valerie
3 years ago

Guess it’s a good time to look into Linux?