Dan O'Dowd Reminds World of UNIX Creator Ken Thompson's Security Stunt

Posted by dave on Apr 11, 2004 10:55 AM EDT
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In a speeech intended to serve us a wake-up call to anyone relying on the "many eyes" that look at the Linux source code to quickly find any subversions, the CEO of Green Hills Software last week reminded his audience how UNIX's creator Ken Thompson installed a back door in the binary code of UNIX that automatically added his user name and password to every UNIX system - a secret he revealed only 14 years later.

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He proves the wrong point, duh plovs 0 1,717 Apr 12, 2004 2:08 AM

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