GUADEC: Danny O'Brien on privacy, encryption, and the desktop
Posted Aug 4, 2010 15:57 UTC (Wed) by JoeBuck
Parent article: GUADEC: Danny O'Brien on privacy, encryption, and the desktop
One thing to remember is that proprietary providers of encryption may have been subverted. One example is the Swiss firm Crypto AG, which sold crypto gear to all comers back in the 1980s. The NSA managed to install a back door, which allowed them to read Libyan encrypted communications. Right now Saudi Arabia and the UAE are planning to ban the Blackberry because they don't have access to encrypted messages, but for all we know the NSA might already have their hooks into RIM.
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