[Chugalug] Am I Paranoid?

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Wed Sep 11 23:46:23 UTC 2013


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On 9/11/2013 11:25 AM, Rod wrote:
> From what I've been reading, check pro republica article, they are 
> mostly relying on back doors in commercial products. Reporting is
> sayinguse open source. Also heard a they have an ssl backdoor.
> Something to ponder given recent discussion we have had over keys
> vs certificates.

There are discussions in other circles pointing out how the NSA and
their representatives have (successfully) lobbied for weakening crypto
standards for decades.  Reminds me of the OpenBSD IPSec issue,
although I don't recall anything odd being found, and I'm pretty sure
there was at least one complete audit of the code performed....

Regards,

dtb

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