[Hardware] Notes... The case for an open client

jbass at dmsd.com jbass at dmsd.com
Sun Aug 15 17:08:53 EDT 2004


Elektron <elektron_rc5 at yahoo.ca> writes:
> Nobody needs the source. It was probably /dev/srandom or so, anyway. 

Security thru obscurity?

> MD5 is random enough. SHA1 is random enough. If they weren't, there 
> would be no point using them. You're talking about probably the biggest 
> encryption company in the world, and you'd think they'd make 
> not-so-random keys?

I can think of several large companies that dance on the table with the
we are the biggest company in the world, trust us.

Without open disclosure, I'm not anymore trusting of RSA than Microsoft
when it comes to randomness or  security claims.

John


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