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[opensuse] Re: This is OT, but you guys are gonna love this one!!
  • From: James Hatridge <James.Hatridge@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 21:34:40 +0100
  • Message-id: <200701112134.40709.James.Hatridge@xxxxxx>
HI Joe et al..
On Thursday 11 January 2007 20:43, J Sloan wrote:
> George Stoianov wrote:
> >> operating system, and Novell with its SUSE Linux also asked the NSA
> >> what it
> >> thought of their products."
> >
> > ...Thanks!!! it is good to know Novell is giving a permission to the
> > NSA to install an _official_ backdoor in my Linux system...
>
> That's quite a leap of logic. And difficult to imagine, since the source
> is available for verification.

Its quite true that the source is available, but two questions.

#1 How can I know that the software that I install is the same as what the
source is?

#2 How many of us Linux users would recognized a backdoor if he saw one?

JIM

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Jim Hatridge
Linux User #88484
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