[cryptography] Silent Circle Takes on Phones, Skype, Telecoms

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 22:52:43 EDT 2014


On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 4:45 PM, John Young <jya at pipeline.com> wrote:

> This is the comsec dilemma. If a product or system becomes mainstream
> it is more likely to be overtly and/or covertly compromised.


This is why it's important the client is open source, the binaries are
reproducible, and the encryption is end-to-end.

Silent Circle is halfway there: most of the source code is available, but
last I heard not all the pieces were there and people weren't able to build
it (perhaps that changed?)

Clearly OpenSSL is a great demonstration that many eyes don't make
bug(door?)s shallow, but if the source is available, it's certainly
something that can be used to build trust in a system.
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