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[liberationtech] Cryptography super-group creates unbreakable encryption

Jens Christian Hillerup jens at hillerup.net
Thu Feb 7 06:18:45 PST 2013


On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 2:53 PM, Griffin Boyce <griffinboyce at gmail.com> wrote:
>   It makes business sense for them to stay closed-source. But until the day
> comes that they open the app code, I will remain skeptical.
-snip-
>   Closed-source code makes me suspicious precisely for the reason that any
> major bugs that they find stay secret.  So if there is a flaw that could
> expose user data, affected users might never find out.  See also: Skype.

Hear-hear. They don't need to open-source their software to convince
me, as long as they are open about their protocol at least. But they
might as well open-source it since their product is not the software.
It is the service of storing encrypted stuff for their clients. It
would make a lot of sense business-wise to expose an API and allow
third-parties to make software for this platform. Not only would it be
nice to hack around with, it would also become evident whether or not
they are implementing stuff right.

JC



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