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RE: [SLUG] MS goes Open Source - sort of

From: donohueb@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:donohueb@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
>didn't the NSI or CIA or some american government agency put in it some
>password recovery or stealth software or something a while back?

Nope.  That was a myth.  There was a global variable somewhere called NSAKEY
which was a backup for installing a new crypto algorithm (aside from the
existing MS key).  Basically it allowed you to do *less* to the system than
going to MS and asking for their original key would do.

John Wiltshire