[tor-talk] PrivateCore the real deal or snake oil?
developerchris at rebel.com.au
Wed Oct 30 01:26:50 UTC 2013
I personally had a chuckle at the snake oil comment, I also second Justin's
On 30/10/2013 5:16 AM, Justin Bull wrote:
> Hi Oded,
> It was an off-the-cuff remark about the use of the phrase "PRISM-proof".
> That's akin to the phrase "unbreakable encryption", a phrase most
> cryptographers will say is not a reality/possible.
> The snake oil comment was more about potential future products coming to
> market claiming to be "PRISM-proof" as well, and that wasn't directed at
> your product or company directly. My concern is about companies or
> individuals capitalizing on such phrases like "***-proof" and putting their
> customers at risk because the customer may trust the product a little more
> than they should.
> Personally, I would have been fine if you said "PRISM resistant" or you've
> "developed a product to resist threats such as NSA and their PRISM program".
> With all that being said, I'm happy and excited that you're putting forth
> technologies that could potentially resist NSA attacks and I appreciate
> your efforts in that matter.
> I've CC'd the list on the chance others interpreted my curt, snarky reply
> the same way.
> : With the exception of one-time pads, of course ;-)
> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 2:24 PM, Oded Horovitz <oded at privatecore.com> wrote:
>> If you are interested to hear more about our architecture and why it is
>> nothing but snake oil, I would be happy to spend my time over a short call,
>> and explain what we have built, and how and what it can defend against.
>> At the least you would have an informed opinion ;)
>> In regards to you comments that is linked in this article:
>> Best regards,
>> Oded Horovitz
>> Co-founder, PrivateCore.
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