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ComputerWorld: German hackers: companies must confess 'backdoors'

Sep 07, 1999, 20:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Lisbeth D'Amico)

"MUNICH - A prominent German hacker group has weighed in on the reported security hole in Microsoft's software security system, demanding that legislators require companies to reveal to users any "backdoors" in its software which allows third parties access to data"

"He also criticised the German government for rejecting the holding of encryption keys by third parties on the one hand, while still itself using Windows-based software even in the most sensitive areas of the government."

"The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), in a statement issued last Friday, also called for a European open-source software initiative which would work to make sure such backdoors are not created."

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