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Re: Commercial PGP: Verifying Trustworthiness
>> I dunno. The early versions of UNIX had a back door in the login
>> program put in by the designer. The compiler also watched for the
>> login source code to be recompiled and added the back door. The
>> compiler also watched for the compiler source code to be recompiled
>> and inserted the login code modification code _and the compiler
>> modification code. You can never be to careful.
I've let a lot of stupid comments go by, but I have to respond to this
It is true that Dennis Ritchie (I believe, if not him, one of the
other original UNIX authors) proposed such a login/compiler virus.
But it wasn't in any early version of UNIX.