NSA able to compromise Cisco, Juniper, Huawei switches

Saku Ytti saku at ytti.fi
Thu Jan 2 08:01:15 UTC 2014

On (2014-01-01 23:51 +0200), Eugeniu Patrascu wrote:

> > 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.

This is mostly academic, as being legal or not being legal it's not appealing
attack vector due to difficulties containing the information.
But what I implied is, if it is legal, you'd have paper trail, like legal
document from court.


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