Re: The Truth: Everything Blows Your Privacy!
From: nemo_outis (abc_at_xyz.com)
Date: 20 May 2005 03:05:39 GMT
Unruh <email@example.com> wrote in
> "nemo_outis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>Moreover, even TOTAL open-source is not invincible. The classic
>>exposition is Kernighan's "Reflections on Trusting Trust" which is
>>widely available on the net. (PS Kernighan is one of the
>>co-originators of the C language, etc. so that gives you some idea of
>>his heavyweight credibility). Read it and weep.
> This was essentially a joke. Withe the precognitive abilities required
> to know how compilers would be organized in the future, the writer of
> this bug could make himself far richer and influencial playing the
> stock market.
The point of the paper is no joke. For instance, a compiler, loader, etc.
could link in fixed keylogger code, etc. Or, it could be part of the
gazillion standard dll's that get linked into current executables.