91 Percent of Americans Would Be OK with a Backdoor in Their Software
If you take those same 91% of the surveyed and explain to them that when
those backdoors are found by the "bad" guys they will be put into a very costly and lengthy process to attempt to recover (if it is even possible) their identity and destroyed credit rating, they will change their minds.
Just because you trust the government or anyone in general enough to give them a spare key to your house, does not mean they won't lose it or someone might not steal that from them. Just look at how lax people are, news crew visits and shows username/password in the background here
. How about the OPM hack
? That is a government computer system used to run background checks on government employees. If they can't keep that secure think at how much effort they will put into normal people's security.
Anyone believing that allowing backdoors into software can help keep themselves safe from anything is an absolute idiot. All it will do is create a single point of failure, and when
it fails, all you will get is a bunch of politicians pandering on TV about trying to find someone to blame, having possibly millions of people's lives destroyed, and not coming up with the simple solution that "having a backdoor put into any software on purpose for any 'righteous' cause is idiocy."