After the Vienna terrorist attack, the EU Council wants a general key for encrypted chat communication. Will politicians ever learn that breaking encryption would bring more harm than good?
@Tutanota We can only hope such a thing would not pass. If it does, I'll put on a tinfoil hat, throw all commercial systems out the window and compile Linux and all my operating systems from source. 😆
But what I meant is, Windows is known to spy, and Mac probably does too as Apple is no saint either. But either way, those are big and commercial platforms and they have to abide to whatever nonsense the law requires. So that's why I meant using self compiled FOSS systems only. To avoid hidden backdoors.
But of course, I wouldn't read every single line of code and there are always unintentional backdoors through bugs...
@sudo @Tutanota Well there are known but undisclosed vulnerabilities. I think a famous example was a severe hole in Windows' SMB (I think named EternalBlue?) that allowed to spread malware on a network to all Windows machines that were in it. This vulnerability was supposedly known and used by the NSA but undisclosed. Of course eventually independent parties discovered this vulnerability and used it to spread the infamous ransomware known as WannaCry. A fix was released but the damage was done.
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