“Authorities are leaking your vulnerabilities to criminals”

In a recent article the CEO of internet service provider Bahnhof, Jon Karlung, criticizes a proposal by the Swedish Minister for Home Affairs, Anders Ygeman:

If the NSA cannot keep tight – why should Swedish security services succeed better? The risk of the proposal for secret data reading is therefore that external criminals once again get a list of security holes …

Read the article on SVT Opinion (in Swedish). Earlier, the Swedish “Defence” Minister, Peter Hultqvist, has also proposed that Sweden should be able to carry out offensive cyber attacks (link to Swedish content). The danger is obvious that such measures do more harm than good.