Secret Code Found in Juniper's Firewalls Shows Risk of Government Backdoors

Suspicious code found in Juniper's firewall software underscores why governments shouldn't be allowed to install their own backdoors in software.

Governments should focus on making all communication as secure as possible so that the only possible place for intelligence and police work is at the endpoints in real-life-meatspace. 

Since physical world police work is hard and expensive, better funded and more sophisticated governments would still have a leg up on their adversaries without compromising everyone's cybersecurity. Instead, by compromising everyone's security, well-funded intelligence agencies, ironically, make it easier and cheaper for less sophisticated adversaries to conduct surveillance.

Below is a humorous image to show how you can protect against backdoors by different governments by a series of different branded firewalls.


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