[Talk] Chilling effect?
leon at cyberknights.com.au
Wed Feb 25 15:17:20 EST 2004
On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 22:46, Enno Davids wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 10:21:41PM +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
> |In my query to NAB, I asked why they had *no* fully auditable
> | browsers in their supported list.
> |They've taken an unusually long time to reply. I suspect that
> | they'll shrug and move along (Enno might have more insight), but
> | for some
> Think about these questions for instance. If they had an audited
> browser then they'd have to mandate its use.
Word change alert: I said auditABLE and you said auditED. I'm not asking
them to audit a browser, I'm asking them to support a browser that
customers can audit for themselves.
Could you have another whack at replying, with that in mind?
> And then you'd read Ken Thompson's ACM Turing award paper
> "Reflections on trusting trust" and realize you really need to audit
> the entire toolchain first.
Some organisations do just that. At least, some of the org's big enough
to be worth targeting with such an attack.
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