[cryptography] Compromised Sys Admin Hunters and Tor

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Fri Mar 21 23:28:43 EDT 2014


On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 7:01 AM, John Young <jya at pipeline.com> wrote:
> Sys admins catch you hunting them and arrange compromises
> to fit your demands so you can crow about how skilled you are.

Insiders are always your biggest threat.

> Then you hire them after being duped as you duped to be hired.
>
> The lead Tor designer reportedly (via Washington Post) had a
> session with NSA to brief on how to compromise it, although
> "compromise" was not used nor is the word used by
> gov-com-org-edu.

Er, so?  The NSA could just... read the public docs and source
anyways.  I'd personally love to be able to sit down with NSA
cryptonerds and chat -- if they talked at all I'd learn something.  As
long as there was no coercion anyways.

Nico
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