Closed source conspiracy

Monday, 26 January 2009, 8:02 PM EST

Many people in the industry have an innate fear of closed source (AKA proprietary software), which especially applies to everything crypto-related.

The usual arguments go this way: this (proprietary) crypto software is bad, because the vendor might have put some backdoors in there. And: only the open source crypto software, which can be reviewed by anyone, can be trusted! So, after my recent post, quite a few people wrote to me and asked how I could defend such an evil thing as BitLocker, which is proprietary, and, even worse, comes from Microsoft?

At Invisible Things.

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