Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

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July 26, 2013

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The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users’ stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.

If the government is able to determine a person’s password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused.

“I’ve certainly seen them ask for passwords,” said one Internet industry source who spoke on condition of anonymity. “We push back.”

 

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Robert L Baty says:

    WE ARE OFFICALLY ONE STEP CLOSER TO A DICTATORSHIP BY OUR PRESENT EXECUTIVE BRANCH. THIS HAS BEEN PART OF THE OVERALL PLAN FROM THE BEGINNING. I AM MAD AS HELL AND I DON’T PLAN ON TAKING IT ANYMORE.

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