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FBI wants XenForo to have a backdoor

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Adam Howard, May 4, 2012.

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  1. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

  2. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    My god, what next?
  3. caliman

    caliman Active Member

    Cavity searches?
    This needs to be shot down.
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  4. guiltar

    guiltar Well-Known Member

    If it happens I would create addon closing backdoor :)
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  5. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Or, create a mod that makes the back-door lead them to another back-door, that just loops and loops until they are bored of opening back-doors.
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  6. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    It would be a felony (violation of federal law) to prevent or close the backdoor.

    So you'd have to find away to release such a solution else where, because it would be illegal for XenForo to allow such content posted here. :eek: And even if you could pass that around to people some how... Anyone who is American caught using it would have broken the law. :mad:

    Really hope this gets noticed by everyone as to shut down this madness.
  7. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Too bad. I would cite my 4th amendment rights :)
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  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    It's very impractical.
    How would it work for Xenforo ?
    It would include this code:
    <xen: include: FBI Root Access>
    Let spying = *.*,8,1
    FBI = Big Brother
    Let FBI do anything.
    <end spy> 
    Of course, the bad guys would remove this code.

    FWIW, most Xenforo users have hosted accounts. So ... the FBI if they wanted root access ... is likely to target ISPs and Hosts, not individual forums on individual hosting accounts.

    I think some "wiretapping" of the Internets could benefit society as a whole. But I'm not sure the FBI can be trusted with the Power of the requested access. As well, the FBI is "kidding itself" if it thinks they can create holes that won't be discovered. I think the .gov has shown itself to be behind the times in the secret war in cyberspace. The FBI back door will be used by Chinese hackers / Criminals ... with much more severe security problems than the FBI would have solved with the back door.

    FBI back doors in Xenforo will never work, that much is certain.

    I also think that Facebook, Google, Hotmail, Big Company XYZ do not care *AT ALL* about the Privacy Rights of it's users and would happily give access to the FBI for whatever they wanted. I think that FBI backdoor access to Facebook is almost inevitable.
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  9. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    Privacy down the toilet. What next? Have an FBI liason present in social media companies?
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  10. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Only in the US.
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  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    What America does online.... Others surely do follow (and often).
  12. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Yahoo has been doing it for years
  13. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Some may follow but laws are often different thankfully. At this point I would rather have UK laws than US laws.
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  14. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Well, if the FBI take time and start new threads on my forum. I ain't complaining, at least I'll some activity going.
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  15. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Proof? Evidence?
  16. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Hehe, I was threatened by an ex secret service agent and the FBI (apparently) recently. Was great fun.
  17. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Been there.

    Laughed the whole time.
  18. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Likewise. Told him to F*. Not heard anything since which is a shame, the threats were great. I was expecting snipers outside my house in the morning, never happened.
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  19. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    I am having trouble finding anywhere in any of the articles that state this? All I found (in the first article you posted) is this..

    Which is saying a court order is still needed. Nowhere in any article that I read does it state that this proposed to amend CALEA gives the FBI unrestricted, unlimited and warrent free access. Just curious where you quoted that from.
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  20. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member


    Some will read between the lines and draw their own conclusions though ;)
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