Feds snub open source for 'smart' radios

Joe Pfeiffer jjpfeifferjr at comcast.net
Sat Jul 7 03:28:07 CEST 2007

Ian Stirling writes:
>This is _NOT_ security by obscurity.
>This is an attempt at making transmitters that can do very bad things in 
>the hands of users harder to obtain.

You've got some good points (which I've snipped), but it is *exactly*
security by obscurity.  The released radio can do illegal things, and
the only thing keeping its owner from programming it to do that is
keeping the information of how it's programmed from the owner.

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