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RE: [SLUG] MS goes Open Source - sort of
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] MS goes Open Source - sort of
- From: John Wiltshire <jw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Oct 30 12:21:32 2000
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.