FSB offers to decrypt all Internet traffic of the Russians according to “the law Spring”
In the framework of implementing Russia's new anti-terror legislation, the so-called Yarovaya's law, the country's Security Service - the FSB - is discussing the possibility of decoding and analyzing the Internet traffic of Russia's citizens with the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Industry.
The FSB, said the sources, is considering decoding all Internet traffic in real time and analyzing it based on key parameters. According to the plan, the other agencies would offer assistance in further deciphering the traffic of those users who attract the attention of law enforcement.
One of the methods by which the FSB may choose to actualize its plan involves the installation of MitM-attack (Man in the Middle) equipment. Such equipment, said the source of the newspaper, intercepts and decrypts traffic as it leaves the server and re-encrypts it using an SSL-certificate issued by the Russian Certification Authority before forwarding it to the user. The FSB may also choose to use DPI systems (Deep packet inspection), which are now used by Russia's operators to filter websites included on the list of banned websites compiled by the country's Internet surveillance watchdog Roskomnadzor.