Question about backdoors
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Mon Feb 9 13:43:48 CET 2004
eOn Mon, Feb 09, 2004 at 11:31:08AM -0600, kgriffi at siue.edu wrote:
> I'm currently on break in a security class where someone has mentioned the
> backdoor NAI put in PGP. Since Gnupg is open source can/does something like
> this exist?
I assume you are referring to the "Additional Decryption Key". GnuPG
does not have such a thing.
Usually "backdoor" refers to something hidden inserted into the code.
ADKs are not hidden, but are an advertised - and certainly
controversial - feature of PGP.
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