From: Eugene Leitl (Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de)
Date: Sun Jan 06 2002 - 03:39:16 MST
On 5 Jan 2002, Phil Osborn wrote:
> How do you know that the browser you use isn't already spying on you?
I don't know. I can check, though.
> The source for the Netscape browsers has been out there for some time.
> Have you decompiled your browser to check for back doors? I would be
You don't build your browser from source? You should. Give Mozilla a spin.
> amazed if there weren't trojan browsers out there, waiting for the
> right signature to tell them to start sending everything to whereever.
Well, there are smart firewalls, which will catch a lot of things. But, of
course, there is no absolute security. Do everything really sensitive on a
low-emission air gap machine. MOD sneakernet, and strictly no executables.
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