Is your encrypted data secure from the government?

More and more companies are using encryption technologies to protect their sensitive data from unauthorized access – but what if the entity that wants to read it is the federal government? You might have wondered whether government agencies can – in both the technological and the legal senses – bypass the encryption you’ve implemented to look at your data? Can they force you to reveal your passwords? Do they have “back doors” built into popular operating systems and programs? If they’re unable to do it in those ways, what workarounds do they use to get a look at information that’s been encrypted? This article outlines some of those methods, as described by representatives of the U.S. Justice department and other agencies. Read about it here:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20035168-281.htm…3-0-20

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