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    SubjectRe: SYSRQ accidents
    On Tue, 1 Sep 1998, Nathan Hand wrote:

    > On Tue, 1 Sep 1998, Guest section DW wrote:
    > > From: Nathan Hand <>
    > >
    > > On Fri, 28 Aug 1998, David Meyer wrote:
    > >
    > > > Am I the first one to aim for "k" and accidently hit "l" ? eh? I just
    > > > wanted to saK my current TTY, not destroy my system!
    > >
    > > SAK isn't supposed to be a neat toy. It's for developers.
    > >
    > > Hmm - sounds like someone who doesnt have a clue what SAK is for.
    > Apparently myself and 1,000 kernel developers. That is, unless you
    > think that "Kernel Hacking" applies to non-kernel developers.

    Sigh, I guess Alan Cox is fooled too..

    SAK = Secure Authentication Key.

    It's just bundled with magic sysrequest.

    SAK is so that someone can't leave a trojan logon on your screen to grab
    passwords. It required for C2, and It's the Right Thing (tm). Everyone
    should use it.

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