Malware Flame and Certificates

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In a few other groups I had since quite a time ago argued that there
are essential potential risks of IT security arising from the fact that
certain of the critical components that are destined to safeguard the
IT security, in particular those that concern the digital signatures,
commonly consist of proprietary software that are blackboxes (hence not
auditable at all by third parties) in which mafias and other groups of
bad guys could manage to implant backdoors which could then be
exploited at certain optimal time points selected by them. This
"speculation" seems now to have received some concrete support from a
news in the following link:

It may also be noted that the probability in that direction was already
increased earlier by the results of a paper of Lenstra et al.:

M. K. Shen

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