!rant Scary Stuff...

Not sure what are the rules on sharing external content, but this story freaked me out and I wanted to share with you.

Pretty scary stuff, maybe something like this is already in the wild? Especially with the NSA and other power groups trying to exploit vulnerabilities and infiltrate everything...
Found it originally on the rational subreddit. Here is the link:


Spoiler alert:
It's about the The Ken Thompson Hack:
"Ken describes how he injected a virus into a compiler. Not only did his compiler know it was compiling the login function and inject a backdoor, but it also knew when it was compiling itself and injected the backdoor generator into the compiler it was creating. The source code for the compiler thereafter contains no evidence of either virus."

How to detect/deal with something like this? better no to think too much about this.

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