Issue No. 01 - January/February (2008 vol. 6)
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Steven M. Bellovin , Columbia University
Matt Blaze , University of Pennsylvania
Whitfield Diffie , Sun Microsystems
Susan Landau , Sun Microsystems
Peter G. Neumann , SRI International
Jennifer Rexford , Princeton University
A new US law allows warrantless wiretapping whenever one end of the communication is believed to be outside national borders. This creates serious security risks: danger of exploitation of the system by unauthorized users, danger of criminal misuse by trusted insiders, and danger of misuse by government agents.
Protect America Act, wiretapping, surveillance, civil liberties, US wiretap law
J. Rexford, S. Landau, W. Diffie, S. M. Bellovin, M. Blaze and P. G. Neumann, "Risking Communications Security: Potential Hazards of the Protect America Act," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 6, no. , pp. 24-33, 2008.