Why Cisco Is The FBI's Best Friend

The FBI is apparently drafting a law that would require makers of network hardware to sneak backdoor wiretapping capabilities into their gear and Cisco couldn't be any happier.

As my Networking Pipeline compadre David Greenfield notes in his blog, CNet reports that "router and switch manufacturers will need to upgrade their equipment to support Internet wiretapping."

In addition, ISPs will have to agree to wiretap a wide range of applications for the FBI, ranging from VoIP to instant messaging, to pretty much any Internet service.

So why is Cisco licking its chops over this? Networking Pipeline | Blog

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 13th July 2006 1:20AM