[tor-talk] "Safeplug"

Philipp Winter identity.function at gmail.com
Sat Nov 23 19:38:07 UTC 2013

On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 02:22:48PM +0000, Mark McCarron wrote:
> How about a certification program?  A company can donate some
> funds to have their product evaluated and if successful gain
> "TOR Certified" status.  It would stop all this nonsense and
> provide everyone the opportunity to request specific features
> or amendments to designs.

I would imagine such a certificate to be quite misleading.  Even
professional code audits never catch all bugs.  So it would only
be a matter of time until one of these "Tor certified" products
would fail horribly which would then provoke reactions along the
lines of "but... it was certified?".

Also, audits are one time snapshots.  The very first commit
after the certification process might already introduce new


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