Security and Privacy Risks of Client-side scanning
Bugs in our Pockets: The Risks of Client-Side Scanning
Client-side scanning (css) has been proposed as a solution to the encryption versus public safety debate.
Its proponents claim that it offers privacy and the ability to successfully investigate serious crime.
We argue that css neither guarantees efficacious crime prevention nor prevents surveillance.
Indeed, the effect is the opposite.
Css by its nature creates serious security and privacy risks for all society while the assistance it canprovide for law enforcement is at best problematic.
Hal Abelson, Ross Anderson, Steven M. Bellovin, Josh Benaloh, Matt Blaze, Jon Callas, Whitfield Diffie, Susan Landau, Peter G. Neumann, Ronald L. Rivest, Jeffrey I. Schiller, Bruce Schneier, Vanessa Teague, Carmela Troncoso