恐怖组织ISIS自己开发加密Android消息应用

[摘要]这款应用名为Alwari,现在ISIS的成员都在利用它来互通消息。

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据Ghost Security Group(GhostSec)称,被其他的社交网络排除在外之后,恐怖组织ISIS开发出了它自己的加密Android消息应用。

GhostSec称,这款应用名为Alwari,现在ISIS的成员正在利用这款应用来互通消息。据Defense One接到的电子邮件称:“安全监管部门发现,利用这款应用进行的通信是加密的。”

很多黑客组织比如Anonymous一直在努力破解他们在网络上获得的数据,ISIS发现他们很难使用象Telegram和WhatsApp这样的社交网络,但是这并不能阻止ISIS使用诸如Tumblr的网站来传递消息。

据财富报道称,这款应用的安全性并不象Telegram或WhatsApp那么高,但这意味着ISIS再也不用为安全性担心了,因为它知道再也不会有人去跟踪用户或者在应用中安插后门供政府窥探。

这款应用并未进入Google Play商店,用户们必须在网络上的某些阴暗角度才能找到它。

昨日有消息称,美国政府已经开始考虑是否在消息应用和操作系统中安插后门,这可能是抓捕那些在社交网络上谋划恐怖袭击的恐怖分子的最好办法。

但是如果象ISIS这样的恐怖组织掌握了建立自己的社交网络的技术,那么因为主流社交网络服务不再加密而受到伤害的就只有普通民众了。

英文原文:

ISIS builds its own encrypted Android messaging app

After being hounded out of other social networks, ISIS has created its own secure messaging app on Android, according to the Ghost Security Group(GhostSec).

The Alwari app, says GhostSec is being used by members of the terrorist group to communicate with each other. The security watchdog discovered, “encrypted communications features although rudimentary to Telegram or other[s],” according to emails received by Defense One. 

ISIS has been finding it difficult to use social networks such as Telegram and WhatsApp after groups such as Anonymous have been actively trying to disrupt what they get up to online.

Although that hasn’t stopped ISIS from using sites such as Tumblr to ask others for advice on life inside the caliphate.

The security on the app isn’t as tight or as sophisticated as those found on Telegram or WhatsApp according to Fortune, but it does mean ISIS can feel reassured knowing no one is going to start reporting users or build a backdoor for governments to snoop around.

The app does not currently sit in the Google Play store, users have to instead discover it by searching in some of the darker corners of the Web. 

As we reported yesterday, American politicians are starting to wonder whether building backdoors into messaging apps and operating systems might be the best way to catch members of terrorist groups from using social networks to plot future attacks.

But if groups such as ISIS now have the technical know-how to build their own social networks, the only people that will suffer from an end to encryption on mainstream services is the general public.

文:TNW中文站

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