Re: Fw: FW: Microsoft, the NSA, and You.

Udhay Shankar N (
Tue, 07 Sep 1999 11:45:50 +0530

Damian Morton wrote:

> Do you think India will eventually ban the use of all US Govt approved
> encryption products withing the Indian Military/Government (and maybe
> even commercial) sphere? After the fracas with MS and the NSAKEY this
> week, it would seem sensible for sovereign nations to use only crypto
> that the US govt actively dissaproves of (or is extremely quiet about :).

Yes, and crypto is the perfect thin end of the wedge for Open Source.
When you have people who can do stuff like this [1] then it makes very
little sense to go with a solution of doubtful integrity....



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