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MicroSoft could make giant steps against hacking if they cleaned-up their insecure software.  


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Dec 23rd, 2020 at 11:19:58 PM EST
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Backdoors had been designed at the request of the NSA for decades ... same provision by Big Blue and their large main frames in the 1980s. Spying is fun ... except when the tables are turned.
by Oui on Wed Dec 23rd, 2020 at 11:59:50 PM EST
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I know.

The reason for the Internet's laughably weak encryption specification is due to the NSA insistence.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Dec 24th, 2020 at 04:47:53 PM EST
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The Internet was built on Darpanet and so has been per NSA specs from the start.
by rifek on Tue Dec 29th, 2020 at 11:59:57 PM EST
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When the protocols were being discussed in SillyCon Valley in the 80s some of us argued the security needed to be beefed-up, especially the crypto spec.  We also argued against allowing external access to program memory based on our experiences with the BBS in the mid-to-late 70s.  

We lost.

Won't find most of this in the logs because not every discussion at the Wagon Wheel made it into permanent record.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Dec 30th, 2020 at 04:55:22 PM EST
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