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Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2021 11:23:50 -0500
From: Josh Bressers <>
Subject: Re: Trojan Source Attacks

On Tue, Nov 2, 2021 at 10:56 AM David A. Wheeler <>

> However, I think it’s important to realize this is a special case of
> “underhanded code” aka “underhanded source code” aka “maliciously
> misleading code”. Underhanded code is source code crafted so that the
> source code looks like it does one thing to human reviewers, but it
> actually does something else. Homoglyphs are a common mechanism of attack
> (e.g., 1/l or O/0), as are misleading indentation, etc.
> The first reference I can find to underhanded code is the 2004 Obfuscated
> V Contest ( created
> by Daniel Horn.
You could argue the obfuscated C contest is related, that goes back to 1984.


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