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re: In theory having the source code doesn't help with breaking the encryption (unless he made a mistake in the implementation, which could well be wha...
 

unless he made a mistake in the implementation, which could well be what the NSA were hoping to find

yeah, I think so. I read the comments on the Medium post (after writing this) and in one he says the cyphers were public domain, but it doesn't really go past that. In another comment he says he probably just saved them a few hours of work (?). In another one yet again he reveals he didn't hand them the entire source code (not enough to compile a working version because he supposedly left out the UX code) "like other people think" (why didn't he say that in the article?). I don't know, it all sounds shady, even his analysis 18 years later :D

I gave up reading comments after that, there's a lot of trolling and name calling involved.

 

For a more inspiring example of "what to do as a security provider when a three-letter agency calls you in the dead of night", there's always Lavabit.

For a more inspiring example of "what to do as a security provider when a three-letter agency calls you in the dead of night", there's always Lavabit.

That took guts! No wonder Proton Mail is based in Switzerland, outside of US and EU.

I'm so glad we don't have three letter agencies in Italy. I mean, we do have intelligence agencies but they have four letters: AISI and AISE. Both used to have 5 letters in their acronyms :D

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