Some legal trouble with TOR in France

Tony Tony at
Mon May 15 22:01:15 UTC 2006

No they didn't. That was refuted long ago. The key in question simply
allows signing of cryptographic modules for Windows as meeting NSA
crypto export requirements so that they load in non US Windows versions.
Because it was referred to as the 'NSA key' someone drew obvious (and
wrong) conclusions.

The NSA having their own key to do that would be of minimal benefit to
them when there are so many more direct methods of getting data from a
PC they can change code on.

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Tony wrote:
> Yes they could get code signed in theory, but it makes it that much
>  harder - im sure Microsoft wouldn't be very keen on signing code
> for government organisations to spy on people - imagine the impact
> on their sales if it became public knowledge. Anyway, you can spot
> any changes in your boot config checksums and be immediately
> alerted to a change.

and it should be pointed out that microsoft has already been roasted
publicly for putting a government key into some version of windows, i
can't remember which, they've done it once, i doubt they'd dare to do
it again though because people know they did it and would be looking
for evidence of it now.
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