Big Flap over MS "Back Door"

Microsoft admits there is a secret password in IIS (Internet Information Server).

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UPDATE - 24 April 00 - CRN's (Computer Reseller News) test lab reports the IIS security flaw is "A Gaping Hole" rather than a "pinhole" as Microsoft describes it. 14 April 00 - While it appears this security hole is not as serious as was first believed, there are circumstances where it could be exploited if you know about it. Of course Microsoft Engineers know about it because they put it there (along with the phrase "Netscape engineers are weenies") and now every hacker anywhere knows about it. The biggest danger is that, as usual, many sites will neglect to patch what has become a very well known hole.

Details can be found at ZDNet

Of course, it is known that Microsoft has other backdoors into Windows systems (Active Setup, for one, and suspected that there are some by agreement with various branches of our Government (which has nothing but the highest regard for our privacy (and especially how it can be eliminated completely)).

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