NSA able to compromise Cisco, Juniper, Huawei switches

Eugeniu Patrascu eugen at imacandi.net
Wed Jan 1 21:51:15 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 11:55 AM, Saku Ytti <saku at ytti.fi> wrote:

> On (2013-12-31 23:04 +0000), Warren Bailey wrote:
> > that RSA had a check cut for their participation (sell outs..), would it
> > be out of the realm of possibility cisco knowingly placed this into their
> > product line? And would it be their mistake to come out with a “we had no
> > idea!” rather than “guys with badges and court orders made us do it!”?
> Is this legal? Can NSA walk in to US based company and legally coerce to
> install such backdoor? If not, what is the incentive for private company to
> cooperate?

As you might have seen from the beginning of time, people in power assume
anything can go until proven otherwise.

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