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Does your company include security back-doors in its software?   [Edit]

Survey period: 1 Aug 2005 to 7 Aug 2005

In light of the recent WGA "by-pass switch" slip-up by Microsoft, does your company include security overrides (by-pass) in its software? (suggested by Doug Troy)

OptionVotes% 
Yes and everyone that works here knows about them.394.73
Yes, but only the IT dept. knows what they are (we hope)364.36
Yes, but only a select few know about them.10612.85
No (unless you count the one I put in)15318.55
No. We don't want the headaches49159.52



 
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We don't use any backdoors, although different keys can have different levels of access.

For obvious reasons I'm not going to say any more than that, other than that working on security stuff is challenging in a pretty unique way. Cool | :cool:

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