re: Doing the wrong thing with good intentions VIEW POST

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Unless security through obscurity is your only protection model, handing over source code wouldn't give them anything.

 

you're right Meghan, unless there were bugs in the implementation as Dian hinted at.

Another thing: the encryption used by the shareware version the laptop had installed was 40 bit and that is subject to brute force. The author of the article hints to information they asked for such as "headers layout" and other things.

I feel like the NSA already was brute forcing the encryption and asked for the source code just to make their lives easier.

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