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[liberationtech] Silent Circle Dangerous to Cryptography Software Development

Nadim Kobeissi nadim at nadim.cc
Thu Oct 11 11:08:35 PDT 2012


On 10/11/2012 1:54 PM, Moxie Marlinspike wrote:
> 
> In general, I'm not actually convinced that OSS is a necessity for
> secure communication tools.  Protocols can generally be verified on the
> wire, and unfortunately, the number of people who are going to be able
> to look at software-based cryptography and find vulnerabilities is very
> small -- and two of them put their names behind Silent Circle.

Protocols aren't half the story. There is much more in a piece of
cryptography software to consider. Backdoors, to say the very least.

NK



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