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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 <nathanh@chirp.com.au>
> >
> > 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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