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Re: Moox firefox/thunderbird builds. Anyone looked at these yet?
From: Michal Zalewski <lcamtuf () ghettot org>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 16:15:21 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, TK-421 wrote:

Yes, but because it's open source, you know that thousands of eyes are
looking at it daily.  Especially in larger projects like
Mozilla/Firefox.

Riight, 220 MB of sources. On a daily basis, just how many people with
source code audit experience are desperate enough to download this and
look at more than a couple of files?

This does not work as advertised, quite simply; a well placed backdoor is
indistinguishable from an unintentional security flaw, and unintentional
security flaws can thrive in open source code for years or decades before
being spotted.

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