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[liberationtech] Deconstructing the security risks narrative of Haystack

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Fri Sep 17 01:24:16 PDT 2010


On 09/17/2010 01:10 AM, Mehdi Yahyanejad wrote:
> 
> On Sep 17, 2010, at 12:26 AM, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
> 
>> To be fair - I said that our analysis took six hours - the issues that
>> are the most horrible were spotted in less than a minute. One minute.
>>
> 
> Thanks for confirming my observation. You knew that these risks can be 
> discovered in less an a minute. You also believed that the risk puts "bullet to their
>  heads", and you still went public with it? Why?
> 

I actually did not go public with my concerns until I felt that Austin
and the rest of Haystack were not acting in good faith.

You're continuing to underscore why it was important for me to share my
concerns with others. So while we're on the subject of confirming
observations, thanks for that.

Haystack needed to be discussed openly and thankfully, cooler heads
prevailed when the obvious facts were presented to them.

All the best,
Jacob



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