[kwlug-disc] Stronger SSH keys and SSL certificates

Giles Malet gdmalet at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 15:52:04 EDT 2014

On 04/21/2014 03:32 AM, unsolicited wrote:
> the NSA CANNOT have a back door. It would
> not survive in the code base.

That is not true, for the simple reason that you are assuming that the 
source is a direct representation of the executable produced. Please 
read this famous article and then reconsider what you said:


Admittedly doing something like this would be tricky, but it's not 
beyond the realms of possibility. Just fiddling with say the GCC 
compiler would be enough for this to be a problem.


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