2023-10-26

RT jschauma:

Ken Thompson’s original Unix backdoor of “Reflections on Trusting Trust” fame was apparently never published. 40 years (!) later, here it is: 99 lines of code plus a 20-line shell script. That’s it.

Nicely annotated and explained by Russ Cox:

research.swtch.com/nih

13:40 [/bb-atom]

RT jschauma:

Ken Thompson’s original Unix backdoor of “Reflections on Trusting Trust” fame was apparently never published. 40 years (!) later, here it is: 99 lines of code plus a 20-line shell script. That’s it.

Nicely annotated and explained by Russ Cox:

research.swtch.com/nih

13:40 [/mastodon]