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7 security backdoors that heped kill faith in security

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jan 29, 2016.

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    Backdoors in computing equipment are the stuff of legend. A decade ago a security expert informed me with absolute certainty that a prominent non-US networking company had designed them into its products for years as a matter of course as if nobody much cared about this fact. Long before the average citizen had heard the letters NSA, it struck me at the time as extraordinary suggestion. It was almost as if the deliberate compromise of an important piece of network equipment was a harmless novelty.

    One assumed he was exaggerating but by the time Edward Snowden became a household were such stories suddenly sounded plausible, even obvious. Of course company X had inserted backdoors into its kit - everyone had.

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