Originally Posted by alkemical
What about having requirements for backdoors into technology? That is
As far as expense, it doesn't matter. You've seen the Utah NSA data center, no? The Ed Snowden/NSA story states that it is
Intercepting and hand modifying every piece of computing technology shipped even from just Dell is a silly claim. It would be monumentally expensive to do and impossible to hide. And laughably pointless.
Makes sense for a targeted purpose, but not as a general practice. Much easier to just force manufacturers to build in monitoring equipment and/or compromise the quality of security products.
Now, if you knew [insert specific target here] was going to order a sweet new rig from [insert maker here]? Sure, I could see that happening.