On Nov 10, 2009, at 8:44 AM, Jerry Leichter wrote:

Whether or not it can, it demonstrates the hazards of freezing implementations of crypto protocols into ROM: Imagine a world in which there are a couple of hundred million ZTIC's or similar devices fielded - and a significant vulnerability is found in the protocol they speak.

Imagine a couple of hundred million devices with updatable firmware on them, and one or more rogue updates in the wild.

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