granting access to user data?
scottrus at ipass.net
Wed Oct 17 09:04:53 EDT 2001
On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 08:53:38AM -0400, Beth Ellison wrote:
> "Among the arguments in favor of Linux: reports that some versions of
> Windows contain backdoors designed to grant the U.S. National Security
> Agency access to users' data."
> Does anyone know anything more about this? That's some spooky shit.
I've heard this one floating around since the NT 4.0 days. There was some
incident, that I don't remember well at all now, about a year before W2K hit
the streets that started this off. A good deal of speculation mixed with
just enough fact to get everyone excited.
Of course, the real interesting part is that anyone who hears this actually
*thinks* that it's possibly true. That speaks volumes about how much the
general technical community trusts MS.
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