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From: Jimmy Hess <mysidia () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:58:42 -0500
On 6/13/13, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick () ianai net> wrote:
It should be trivial to prove to yourself the box is, or is not, doing
something evil if you actually try.
What if it's not doing anything evil 99% of the time... after all
90%+ of traffic may be of no interest to a potential adversary, but
there is a backdoor mechanism that allows "targetted evilness" to be
Sniffing on a targetted IP address can be disguised as "legitimate"
return traffic, to a connection actually initiated from the "backdoor
data interaction point" to some other web server, creating a ruse..
A low-bandwidth fabricated return flow on top of the legitimate
return flow once every few months, or every few days is extremely
likely to go unnoticed, on any network that has a significantly
large amount of normal production traffic.
Re: huawei Leo Bicknell (Jun 13)
Re: huawei Mark Seiden (Jun 13)
Re: huawei Jimmy Hess (Jun 14)
Re: huawei Joel M Snyder (Jun 13)
Re: huawei Scott Weeks (Jun 13)