Friday, July 12, 2013

NSA backdoor creates security hole in Windows - Reported in 1999


NSA backdoor creates security hole in Windows Posted by Hemos on Friday September 03, 1999 @09:43AM from the i-think-i-get-it dept.




A number of people have written in with the news that Cryptonym has found an apparent backdoor for the NSA (called NSAKEY) in all current versions of Windows. However, you can open this backdoor yourself and install your own strong cryto module in place of the built-in one. More details are also online, but to be quite frank, we aren't quite sure on this one-so, if you're more qualified comment, please do so below.Update: 09/03 11:19 by H :Thanks to Jens Hillman for more information from the German Chaos Computer Club. Der Webpage ist auf Deutsch-Babelfish it.



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