posted on Jul, 23 2013 @ 12:37 PM
The DES technology it was humans so it can be broken by humans. It's interesting how Security Research Labs in Germany was the one to disclose the
infiltration premise. It would be cheaper for governments to open up a market and approve new tech for economy's sake than to keep things quiet.
New better phones, for more new security!
When DES was new, it was touted to the international security in governments, not governments themselves, as a valuable tool to sell to consumers.
How else do these technologies get accepted by the nations with their special compliance seals and approval marks for selling? It might be said that
it was sold that for about every hundred sales the international security groups could get twenty to thirty percent of that back into their
intelligence profit, which is why it was approved in the first place.
There was DES, I recall. There was DES 2, but I think the second one did not sell so well, mostly because once you get that into a bureaucracy, the
ones in power will drag their heels at change and innovation. These ideas were circulating around the time when I barely had an Atari 2600. There
were more advanced ideas but no matter how smart the salesman sometimes the national group won't agree to mass production of things. An
overabundance of encryption technology plus designs would put too much security responsibility on their consciences.
Was the designer conscious of the security risks? Of course, which explained the necessity for continuous new designs, but it's not his fault now,
but the intelligence companies that resisted innovation. Well now it appears they have finally caught up and are efforting to scrub that older tech
out of the hands of the consumers and deny involvement in profiting from cell phone farming.