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       BACK ORIFICE 2000           ((___))          BACK ORIFICE 2000
       show some control           [ x x ]          show some control
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   ________________________ http://www.bo2k.com/ ________________________

Press Contact:
        The Deth Vegetable
        cDc Minister of Propaganda


[July 2nd, San Francisco] The CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc) will debut its latest
remote network administration tool called Back Orifice 2000 on July 10th at
Defcon VII in Las Vegas.  This program is the most powerful application of its
kind and puts the administrator solidly in control of any Microsoft network.

Back Orifice 2000 is a best-of-breed network administration tool, granting 
sysadmins access to every Windows machine on their network.  Using Back
Orifice 2000, network administrators can perform typical desktop support
duties without ever leaving their desk.

Some notable features include:

    * Windows NT support (as well as Windows 95 and 98)
    * an open plugin architecture to allow for 3rd party add-ons
    * strong cryptography to ensure secure network administration
    * open source, available under the GNU Public License 

"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 evolved from Back Orifice (the name itself a pun on the
"Back Office" server suite from Microsoft), released by the cDc at last year's

Back Orifice 2000 was written by cDc code monster Dildog with input from Sir
Dystic, the originator of Back Orifice.

According to Dildog, "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," added 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 Cult of the Dead Cow's webmaster
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.  Sysadmins 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 will be available for download free of charge from
http://www.bo2k.com/ after July 10th, 1999.


The CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc) is the most influential group of hackers in the
world.  Formed in 1984, the cDc has published the longest running e-zine on
the Internet, traded opinions with large software companies, and entered
numerous dance competitions.  We could go on, but who's got the time?

For more background information, journalists are invited to check out our 
Medialist at http://www.cultdeadcow.com/news/medialist.htm.


"Microsoft", "Windows", "Back Office", "Sysadmin", "Desk", and "Leviathan" are all trademarks of the 
Microsoft Corporation.  Blah blah blah, give it a rest already.

                    "cDc. It's alla'bout style, jackass."