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            The Cult of the Dead Cow Releases Back Orifice 2000

Press Contact:
The Deth Vegetable, cDc Minister of Propaganda

[July 10, Las Vegas] Today at Defcon 7, the CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc)
unveiled its latest networked remote administration tool called Back Orifice
2000.  This program is the most powerful application of its kind and puts the
administrator solidly in control of any Windows-oriented network.  Back
Orifice 2000 evolved from Back Orifice - a pun on the Back Office server suite
from Microsoft - released at last year's Defcon.  So, you want to know more
about this application?

    * Back Orifice 2000 provides safe, secure, remote administration.
    * Runs under Windows NT as well as Windows95/98
    * Utilizes strong cryptography to ensure secure network administration
    * Has extended plugin architecture to allow for greatest flexibility
    * Is completely open-source and made freely available under the GNU Public
    * More powerful than any other remote administration tool for Windows
      available on the market

        "It's a totally professional tool.  Essentially it sews
        together Microsoft networks in ways that were never possible
        before," says Mike Bloom, Chief Technical Officer for Gomi Media,
        Toronto. "BO2K is a control freak's dream and the strong crypto
        feature gives the legitimate administrator a level of confidence
        that just didn't exist before.  It's one kickass app."

Back Orifice 2000 was written by cDc code monster, DilDog, with input from Sir
Dystic, the originator of Back Orifice.  "When it comes to administering
Windows networks, the most problematic thing has always been the lack of
powerful remote control.  Unix administrators have enjoyed remote logins for
decades, and with the dawn of tools like Secure Shell (SSH), Unix systems can
be securely administered from anywhere in the world.  Windows needed it too.
Now that we've enhanced the Windows administration experience, we hope that 
Microsoft will do its best to ensure that its operating systems are robust
enough to handle the control we've given to them", said DilDog.

If last year's release of Back Orifice is any indicator, Back Orifice 2000
will be a huge success.  The first generation app caused quite a stir with
the hacking community and the press.  The webmaster for the CULT OF THE DEAD
COW reported a whopping 300,000 downloads from the primary and mirror sites,
and predicts that Back Orifice 2000 will move briskly into the Microsoft
networking environment.

That's good news for network administrators but not the best news for
Microsoft.  System administrators will have at their disposal a professional
open-source application, free of charge.  Unfortunately for Microsoft, Back
Orifice 2000 could bring pressure on the software leviathan to finally
implement a security model in their Windows operating system.  Failure to do
so would leave customers vulnerable to malicious attacks from crackers using
tools that exploit Windows' breezy defenses.

Back Orifice 2000 is available for download free of charge from 


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