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SRO: A real Windows back door

Sep 09, 1999, 22:07 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Raikow)

[ Thanks to Uncle Bob for this link. ]

"Amidst all the spurious hype about the supposed "NSA Back Door" in Windows NT, a real and very dangerous security breach in some builds of Windows 2000 beta 3 has gone almost unnoticed."

"In an email circulated Monday, David Litchfield of security consultancy Arca Systems Inc. described a simple technique that would give an attacker full access to a susceptible machine."

"Microsoft acknowledges it was aware of the breach within days of shipping Windows 2000 Beta 3 in April. The breach will be disabled in its Release Candidate 2 build, which Microsoft could release next week."

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