[linux-elitists] Dateline April 12, 2001 Microsoft: Closed source is more secure

Aaron T Porter atporter@primate.net
Wed Aug 15 09:04:26 PDT 2001


On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 08:02:29PM +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Aaron Lehmann">
> 
> > BTW, does anybody know if this has *ever* happened? Some histroical
> > precedent would be interesting. In theory, such a backdoor wouldn't
> > last long, and its existance time should be inversely proportional to
> > the popularity of the project (Mozilla DOES NOT COUNT).
> 
> Thanks to Telsa, who pointed this one out to me:
> 
>   http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2001-08-07-011-20-SC

	The example I was thinking of was the Trojaned tcp_wrappers
incident.
	http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-1999-01.html



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