Accessing Password Protected and/or Encrypted Mobile Data
Abstract- This research paper examines the potential solution to a problem faced by law enforcement; wherein the inability to decrypt a number of encrypted communications that they have been given appropriate legal permission to intercept or examine, loom large. This research paper utilizes a theoretical approach to explore the ‘going dark’ concern. This paper will also provide an overview of an encryption workaround, which will address the widely used “Signal Messaging Protocol” which is used to encrypt messages transmitted via applications such as Whatsapp, Telegram, Facebook, among others.
Keywords—Signal Messaging Protocol, Encrypted Messaging, Privacy, Law Enforcement, Mobile Phones, WhatsApp