[geekcrypt] Re: Back door competition

  • From: Pid Zero <p1dz3r0@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "geekcrypt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <geekcrypt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:08:29 +0100

Apologies if I came across as short tempered. Haven't had my morning coffee

On Friday, June 6, 2014, Niklas Lemcke - 林樂寬 <compul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:39:38 +0100
> Pid Zero <p1dz3r0@xxxxxxxxx <javascript:;>> 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.
> --
> Niklas
> 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
> assets.

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