News NSA Starts Contributing Low-Level Code to UEFI BIOS Alternative

daglesj

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I guess to some this will perfectly okay "cos it's our guys doin' it!"

Then it all goes to China to be made and they add their special sauce too maybe...

What a mess those that tried to save a buck all those years ago have made.
 

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I guess to some this will perfectly okay "cos it's our guys doin' it!"

Then it all goes to China to be made and they add their special sauce too maybe...

What a mess those that tried to save a buck all those years ago have made.
Blame your own governmet for that
 

bit_user

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I guess to some this will perfectly okay "cos it's our guys doin' it!"
Part of the NSA's mission is to protect government systems from cyber-terrorism. So, they have a legitimate reason for wanting to improve security - not just break it.

Second, the problem with back doors is that other people inevitably find & use them - both other governments and cyber criminals. This is the strongest argument against backdoors, really. So, they're bad no matter matter who is adding them. And it would be especially dumb to try and add them in an open source codebase that everyone (security researchers and hackers, alike) can analyze.

I'm somewhat disappointed in Lucian. His articles are usually better than this.
 
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