- Is there a backdoor in McAfee Endpoint Encryption?
I can not imagine that in software McAfee developed no possibility is built to circumvent the encryption.
If certain authorities would ask for instance a hard disk to decrypt, then probably they can provide the necessary resources to do so.
Am I correct?
No need for backdoor since this product is centrally managed. ePO has all information that is required for disk decryption.
Whoever manages ePO, can decrypt HD.
Even if McAfee did that, they would not publicly admit. But if you are paranoid / believer in conspiracy theories, you can assume that they have it.
How does it affect you?
For me is everyone, except my family, an unauthorized person.
If nobody, including authorized persons, a hard disk can't decrypt than it is reliable for me. This also gives me a safer feeling.
If there is a possibility made to decrypt, this can equally end up in the hands of unauthorized persons.
You see... this product is for commercial use. So company buys it and encrypts employee hard drive.
Therefore company selected officials are authorized to decrypt data or to pass encryption keys to someone else.
I think you are looking for a different product.
There's no legal requirement to have backdoors in encryption products, well, not for many years now - why would you assume that we would put one in?
If it was ever discovered, it would destroy the reputation of the company, plus, since the product is used in over 70 countries around the world, it would be hard for one government to force it, without all the others noticing..
Make your own decision though - but as peter says, as an individual, you can't buy EEPC - you can get a variant of it free with business class HP laptops though (Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools is EEPC by another name)