[Cryptography] Wrongware: was VW/EPA tests as crypto protocols ?

Tom Mitchell mitch at niftyegg.com
Fri Sep 25 22:43:07 EDT 2015

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 6:11 PM, Ray Dillinger <bear at sonic.net> wrote:

> On 09/24/2015 09:09 AM, Henry Baker wrote:
> > By now, you've all heard of the VW SW that cheats/defeats the EPA
> testing protocol.
> >
> > But VW isn't alone, and expect further revelations as the white hats
> start investigating these types of misbehavin' SW.
> >
> > So what's a regulator to do?
> >
> I'm making up a new term.  The term is wrongware.  Wrongware
> means software that is deliberately wrong, which is provided
> by the exact people from whom a faithful (rather than wrong)
> implementation is expected, specifically to cause misbehavior
> that they find desirable for whatever reason.

It is important to include compilers in the list.
Some compilers 'detect' benchmarks and do special stuff...

  T o m    M i t c h e l l
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