[cryptography] [info] The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

Jon Callas jon at callas.org
Sun Mar 25 16:43:19 EDT 2012


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On Mar 25, 2012, at 1:22 PM, coderman wrote:

> now they pay to side step crypto entirely:
> 
> iOS up to $250,000
> Chrome or IE up to $200,000
> Firefox or Safari up to $150,000
> Windows up to $120,000
> MS Word up to $100,000
> Flash or Java up to $100,000
> Android up to $60,000
> OSX up to $50,000
> 
> via http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/03/23/shopping-for-zero-days-an-price-list-for-hackers-secret-software-exploits/
> 
> plenty of weak links between you and privacy...

This is precisely the point I've made: the budget way to break crypto is to buy a zero-day. And if you're going to build a huge computer center, you'd be better off building fuzzers than key crackers.

	Jon



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