[Cryptography] GHCQ Penetration of Belgacom

Kurt Roeckx kurt at roeckx.be
Tue Dec 16 05:15:09 EST 2014

On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 04:55:36PM -0500, David I. Emery wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 12:28:25PM -0500, Jerry Leichter wrote:
> > Anyway ... no surprise, whoever designed Regin had deep familiarity
> > with the innards of Windows.  But the information and the basic design
> > patterns here didn't require insider knowledge.  I'm not particularly
> > versed in Windows internals (and the last time I had to use Windows, it
> > was Win2K), but none of this is new to me.  That doesn't minimize the
> > sophistication of Regin as a whole - but nothing here leads me to say
> > "Microsoft had to be involved".
> 	Can anyone hear give me a good reason not to believe that the
> NSA TAO folks (and probably their major contractors) don't have  access
> to more or less complete Windows source code and probably much of the
> internal documentation for it ?

Microsoft has since around 2000 been giving the source code to
various large corporations and governments.  It was at least in
the news that they gave it to China and the FSB (ex-KGB).


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