The best-selling servers of Dell are among a swathe of IT products released by US companies that have been compromised by the National Security Agency, information security enthusiasts were told at a conference overnight.Ah, trust. It's basically gone now, and this may be a Very Good Thing. Everyone now knows that they have to check everything for themselves. Tech companies are increasingly realizing that cooperating with the NSA is the express lane to lower earnings per share.
Applebaum, a cryptography expert, was yesterday named as an author of an explosive article in Der Spiegel listing the names and details of several NSA exploits. The Germany magazine published NSA documents that boasted of the agency's ability to use zero-day exploits to spy on communications passing through the switches and routers of the world’s largest networking vendors, Cisco, Juniper Networks and Huawei, among others.
Today, he detailed previously unreported exploits targeting the most popular lines of servers manufactured by Dell and HP, as well as smartphones of Apple and Samsung.
Applebaum made no apologies for naming the companies in his presentation.
“F### them for collaborating, and for leaving us vulnerable,” he said.
Markets in everything FTW!
"Free Software: free as in freedom."
The toothpaste isn't going back into that tube.
* The CCC is completely above boards, and has been around for so long that it can only be termed "venerable". These are teh Good Guys sitting in the audience.