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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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Anna-Jayne Metcalfe3-Aug-05 4:10
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peterchen4-Aug-05 4:40
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Anna-Jayne Metcalfe4-Aug-05 8:30
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Almighty Bob1-Aug-05 16:50
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Mike Dimmick3-Aug-05 0:54
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Fred Kreppert3-Aug-05 8:19
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Troberg4-Aug-05 21:39
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Kacee Giger5-Aug-05 5:08
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We have a similar program, but ours may be slightly more secure. On the login screen, a three character string is displayed that is based on the computer's hard disk volume serial number. So, when they forget their password, they just need to give us their user name and those three characters, and our program generates a password that is valid only for that user on only that machine for one day.
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Jeff J7-Aug-05 12:13
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