[TAG] [schneier at counterpane.com: CRYPTO-GRAM, March 15, 2004]
thomas_adam16 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 16 06:10:51 MSK 2004
--- Ben Okopnik <ben at callahans.org> wrote:
> I am stunned that Microsoft didn't immediately know exactly who leaked
> the code. There are easy techniques to give each version of the
> Microsoft source code files a unique watermark, such that any copy can
> be traced back to its source. The fact that they didn't bother doing
> this says a lot about their own internal security.
I am no conspiracy theorist myself, but it does make you wonder whether
this was planned or whether Microsoft are gently smiling. At least this
way it gives Microsoft an edge and a means to say "upgrade to Windows XP"
so that they can stop supporting Win98/2K and its kindred....
/me walks off, past a guy with dark, dark sunglases. I know this guy.....
-- Thomas Adam
"The Linux Weekend Mechanic" -- http://linuxgazette.net
"TAG Editor" -- http://linuxgazette.net
"<shrug> We'll just save up your sins, Thomas, and punish
you for all of them at once when you get better. The
experience will probably kill you. :)"
-- Benjamin A. Okopnik (Linux Gazette Technical Editor)
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