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Topic # 122115 25-Jun-2013 10:49
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I just read a column that alleges that the NSA has had backdoor access to every version of Microsoft Windows since version Win 95 through the ADVAPI.DLL. Do you think this is true? I've since done a Google and it is mentioned various other places as well.


WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency has backdoor access to all Windows software since the release of Windows 95, according to informed sources, a development which follows the insistence by the agency and federal law enforcement for backdoor “keys” to any encryption

Computer security specialists say that the Windows software driver used for security and encryption functions contains unusual features which give NSA that backdoor access.

These security specialists have identified the driver as ADVAPI.DLL. It enables and controls a variety of security functions. These specialists say that on Windows, it is located at C:\\Windows\system directory of anyone’s computer that uses Windows software.

Nicko van Someren says the driver contains two different keys. One was used by Microsoft to control cryptographic functions in Windows while another initially remained a mystery.
Then, two weeks ago, a U.S. security firm concluded that the second key belonged to NSA. Analysis of the driver revealed that one was labeled KEY while the other was labeled NSAKEY, according to sources. The NSA key apparently had been built into the software by Microsoft, which Microsoft sources don’t deny.

This has allowed restricted access to Microsoft’s source code software that allows for such programming.

Access to Windows source code is supposed to be highly compartmentalized, actually making such actions easier because many of the people working on the software wouldn’t see the access.

Such access to the encryption system of Windows can allow NSA to compromise a person’s entire operating system. The NSA keys are said to be contained inside all versions of Windows from Windows 95 OSR2 onwards.


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  Reply # 843861 25-Jun-2013 10:51
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This was debunked over 10 years ago now FWIW



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  Reply # 843867 25-Jun-2013 10:55
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Ahh OK. Must have resurfaced because of the snooping thing.

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  Reply # 843869 25-Jun-2013 10:59
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSAKEY#Microsoft.27s_reaction

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  Reply # 843873 25-Jun-2013 11:09
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If it were true it would have been exploited thousands of times over by now

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  Reply # 843878 25-Jun-2013 11:18
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nathan: This was debunked over 10 years ago now FWIW

And found to be true!
PS Nathan secretly works for the NSA
PPS Change to Huawei OS and you will be safe




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  Reply # 843891 25-Jun-2013 11:36
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Bet the NSA have watched a lot of p0rn hub

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  Reply # 843895 25-Jun-2013 11:38
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Because if you want to keep something secret you will create a registry key called "NSAKEY".





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  Reply # 843906 25-Jun-2013 11:52
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freitasm: Because if you want to keep something secret you will create a registry key called "NSAKEY".


Hiding in plain sight Wink

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  Reply # 843907 25-Jun-2013 11:54
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It has been reported that the US security agencies are the biggest buyers of zero day exploits, so I expect if they really wanted to look in your PC it wouldn't be too much trouble..

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  Reply # 843908 25-Jun-2013 11:54
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Actually it's called eyespywithmylitteleye.exe, delete it and you're safe

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  Reply # 843913 25-Jun-2013 11:59
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No

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  Reply # 843915 25-Jun-2013 12:00
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They would have to get past my Master Filter first

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  Reply # 843921 25-Jun-2013 12:10
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Talkiet: No

Talkiet also works for NSA; and of course Telecom being the biggest NSA front in NZ :)





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  Reply # 844016 25-Jun-2013 14:06
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I recall I got laughed at when I said USA was spying on NZ emails.. seems the conspiracies arent always wrong after all. if they werent spying why is PGP with the 1000bit keys not included in all email systems
they once tried to close this guys program down as they could decoded emails.. until they found out
the 256 key was able to be broken cos it had a flaw that made it only 96bits

i say by backdoor they mean they could hack windows security and get in.. theres various windows PE disks with such tools that can edit the registry and change password in seconds or make a guest account super user.. easy to find them online with google searches now if hackers can do it Im sure nsa has more powerful tools then tis

have a listen to these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjXLRXxUELs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjmGMOtytLc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mIdDf3ZwSo


Snowdon wasnt the first whistle blower.. a few come before him that were silenced

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