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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.
> 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.
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