[cryptography] Fwd: [gsc] Fwd: OpenBSD IPSEC backdoor(s)
iang at iang.org
Fri Dec 17 07:42:12 EST 2010
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On 17/12/10 3:30 PM, Peter Gutmann wrote:
> To put it more succinctly, and to paraphrase Richelieu, give me six lines of
> code written by the hand of the most honest of coders and I'll find something
> in there to backdoor.
This is the sort of extraordinary claim which I like.
So, how to explore this claim and turn it into some form of
scientifically validated proposition?
Perhaps we should run a competition?
Come one, come all! Bring your K&R!
Submit the most subtle backdoor into open source crypto thingumyjob.
Win fame, fortune, and a free holiday in a disputed part of Cuba ...
Judged by a panel of extremely crotchety and skeptical cryptoplumbers
(aka, assembled herein).
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