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==Windows NT==
 
==Windows NT==
In August 1999 Andrew D. Fernandes of Cryptonym Corporation discovered a variable in Windows NT 4 Service Pack 5 (which had been released unstripped of its symbolic debugging data) entitled "{{t|_[[NSA]]KEY}}". Microsoft stated that this was "simply an unfortunate name" connected to NSA export control and denied that it was a [[backdoor]] for the [[NSA]].<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20000520001558/http://www.microsoft.com/security/bulletins/backdoor.asp</ref>
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In August 1999 Andrew D. Fernandes of Cryptonym Corporation discovered a variable in Windows NT 4 Service Pack 5 (which had been released unstripped of its symbolic debugging data) entitled "{{t|_[[NSA]]KEY}}". Microsoft stated that this was "simply an unfortunate name" connected to NSA export control and denied that it was a [[backdoor]] for the [[NSA]].<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20000520001558/http://www.microsoft.com/security/bulletins/backdoor.asp</ref> The independent computer security  specialist [[Bruce Schneier]] did take a similar stand on the issue, basically confirming that it is rather unlikely that "NSAKEY" is part of a backdoor.<ref>[https://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram/archives/1999/0915.html#NSAKeyinMicrosoftCryptoAPI  NSA Key in Microsoft Crypto API?] saved at [http://web.archive.org/web/20150326063749/https://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram/archives/1999/0915.html#NSAKeyinMicrosoftCryptoAPI Archive.org] and [http://archive.is/https://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram/archives/1999/0915.html Archive.is]</ref>
  
 
==Windows 10==
 
==Windows 10==

Revision as of 23:48, 10 September 2019

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A closed source operating system.

Microsoft Windows is a widely used closed source operating system.

Windows NT

In August 1999 Andrew D. Fernandes of Cryptonym Corporation discovered a variable in Windows NT 4 Service Pack 5 (which had been released unstripped of its symbolic debugging data) entitled "_NSAKEY". Microsoft stated that this was "simply an unfortunate name" connected to NSA export control and denied that it was a backdoor for the NSA.[1] The independent computer security specialist Bruce Schneier did take a similar stand on the issue, basically confirming that it is rather unlikely that "NSAKEY" is part of a backdoor.[2]

Windows 10


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