Kazakhstan Forces Citizens To Install Internet Backdoors

December 8, 2015

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Starting January 1, 2016, the Kazakhstan government will force all internet users in the country to install a backdoor, granting the government access to their data traffic. This would effectively enable the government to conduct large scale MITM (Man-in-the-Middle) attacks, intercepting any and all communication from internet users in the country.

Many security researchers in and out of Kazakhstan have criticized the decision, some dubbing it “stupid.”

Source: Cyberwarzone.com, December 3, 2015.