Debate Flares over MS 'Spy Key'

privacy       1999-09-04 
Questions lingered Friday over whether or not security experts overreacted to a scientist's charge that Microsoft built a backdoor in Windows for a US spy agency to enter. Microsoft vehemently denied the claims of Andrew Fernandes, chief scientist for security software company Cryptonym. "It is a non-story," Microsoft Windows NT security product manager Scott Culp told Wired News. "We don't leave backdoors in any products."