[cryptography] Fwd: [gsc] Fwd: OpenBSD IPSEC backdoor(s)
Alfonso De Gregorio
adg at crypto.lo.gy
Fri Dec 17 10:39:05 EST 2010
On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 1:42 PM, Ian G <iang at iang.org> wrote:
> (resend, with right sender this time)
> On 17/12/10 3:30 PM, Peter Gutmann wrote:
>> To put it more succinctly, and to paraphrase Richelieu, give me six lines
>> code written by the hand of the most honest of coders and I'll find
>> 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?
Along this line, there is, by some years, The Underhanded C Contest,
an annual contest to write innocent-looking C code implementing
malicious behavior http://underhanded.xcott.com/
Alfonso De Gregorio, blogs at http://Plaintext.crypto.lo.gy
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