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Re: Telemetry in "hello world" MS C++ 2015

Alain Ketterlin

6/12/2016 9:47:00 AM

Jerry Stuckle <jstucklex@attglobal.net> writes:

>>> https://yro.slashdot.org/story/16/06/10/1350245/visual-studio-2015-c-compiler-secretly-inserts-telemetry-code-int...

> But this brings up a very important point (one which I saw back in the
> 90's but hasn't been followed up in much). We all trust our compilers
> and libraries not to add extra code. But is this trust misplaced?

One of the comments on the slashdot page refers to "the Ken Thompson
attack", described at http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?TheKenTh...

Ken Thompson notes ("Reflections on Trusting Trust" are available from
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm... (or

-- Alain.