According to the key escrow encryption system, FBI or other institutions can unlock the device's key escrow system according to the specific environment, which is weaker than cryptography's traditional password system called "strong encryption". One more question is how to force devices and software manufacturers to impose this system on their customers.
The consensus of the technical experts indicates that the FBI is not asking for it. "I realize that this requires different levels of innovation in the industry to ensure legal access," Wray said on Wednesday. "But I don't think it's impossible."
Wray reiterated that in fiscal year 2017, the FBI could not get nearly 7800 data on encryption devices, "we have more than half of all devices that we have tried to access in that time period. Let me be clear: the FBI supports information security measures, including strong encryption, "he continued. "In fact, the Federal Bureau of investigation is in the forefront of combating cyber crime and economic espionage, but the information security plan needs to be carefully designed so as not to undermine our legitimate tools for protecting the safety of the American people."
In the 2016 decryption war between FBI and apple, it was at the timeIPhoneThe manufacturer resolutely resisted the government's order to redesign the iOS firmware. In recent months, however, the FBI and the Justice Department officials have stepped up their efforts to condemn the "Going Dark" issue.
The office of the Federal Bureau of investigation has an office called the national domestic communication assistance center (NDCAC), which actively provides technical assistance for the high-profile local law enforcement agencies. In its recently released 2017 May meeting minutes, NDCAC said that one of its goals is to make commercial tools similar to Israeli data extraction company Cellebrite "more widely used" in state and local law enforcement. In 2017, NDCAC even provided funds to the Miami authorities to pay Cellebrite to unlock the detained iPhone in a local case.