from the The-quiet-spot-on-the-dial-that-listens-to-you dept.
"A recent article at Cryptome.org,
claims "The NSA engages in sabotage, much of it against American companies and products."
Even way back in 1998,
said: "The NSA wants software vendors to make sure that any product with strong encryption has some way for the government to tap into the data. Because practically every commercial network application, router or switch these days includes encryption or an option for it, almost every [US] vendor now has to answer to the NSA if it wants to export [from the US]."
Not exactly news, and redolent of conspiracy theory, but still relevant. Who can you trust? Can full disclosure vulnerability testing and open source code review protect us from our "protectors"?