Document proves that FBI SSL keys lavabit wanted for Snowden




In a new publication of court documents related to the lavabit case, the US authorities failed to make the email address of Edward Snowden unreadable. This has been proven that the whistleblower was targeted by the FBI’s requests.

It was long and wide clear that the FBI with the provider of encrypted email services lavabit knocked because of Snowden, but the owner of the service, Ladar Levison, could say nothing about it, and the name was removed from documents on the case. By mistake, the US authorities once the e-mail address forgot to remove from a new publication , online put by Cryptome, which fixed now conclusively state that it was the whistleblower.

From providing the documents also show that Levison basically wanted to meet the demand of the FBI, but by the time and date of logins and-outs, the IP address and non-content email headers from Snowdens account. The lavabit owner wanted to above $ 2,000 compensation for expenses incurred by an additional $ 1,500 in frequent withdrawals.

The FBI rejected the proposal of the hand and demanded “all the information needed to communication to and from the e-mail account to decrypt, including encryption keys and ssl-keys” and “all the information that is needed to decrypt data that occurred in the account is or is associated therewith. In practice this meant that the FBI could thus gain access to the communication of all 400,000 users. Something lavabit opposed.

Lavabit finally went tack and carried the SSL keys indeed over, printed on paper. therefore the FBI had to type all the characters, with high probability of mistakes. Eventually, the service was instructed to provide the keys electronically. Lavabit did but decided at the same time that it was impossible to continue its work. The documents show that the FBI still complained that six weeks of data Snowden could not be seen by the dragging by lavabit.

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