[Freedombox-discuss] Rogue Freedomboxes and government intervention

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 22:47:31 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 4:56 AM, John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:

> A larger scale intrusion, which I think is the threat model you're
> discussing, would be to offer up modified versions of the FreedomBox
> hardware and/or software for free download.  These modified versions
> would not actually protect the user -- the modifications would spy on
> the user and report back to the author of the modifications -- but on
> the surface they'd look just like ordinary FreedomBox software.

A recent example is Chinese subversion of Skype:

> The Multics attack paper by Karger & Schell that he references at the
> end is here:
>  http://seclab.cs.ucdavis.edu/projects/history/papers/karg74.pdf

Thanks very much for that link.

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