[geekcrypt] Re: Back door competition

  • From: Niklas Lemcke - 林樂寬 <compul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geekcrypt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2014 16:06:15 +0800

On Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:39:38 +0100
Pid Zero <p1dz3r0@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> By all means incentivise people to find bugs, that's one of the benefits of
> FOSS. But I'll have no part in any project that actively attempts to embed
> vulnerabilities into the code. It's going to do more harm to the trust
> users have in the product (we already suspect NSA/GCHQ involvement without
> the projects own devs subverting the code too), let alone the possibility
> that if one of the devs is compromised it presents perfect cover for the
> insertion of malicious code ("oh that backdoor is part of the game, I'll
> remove it, honest" *wink wink*). It's a bad idea.

I do see your point.


At the time of writing, no warrants have ever been served to me, Niklas
Lemcke, nor am I under any personal legal compulsion concerning the
CipherShed project. I do not know of any searches or seizures of my

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