Ken Thompson Really Did Launch His "Trusting Trust" Trojan Attack in Real Life

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Ken Thompson Really Did Launch His

Ken Thompson's "Trusting Trust" compiler Trojan attack was not just a thought experiment. In fact, Usenet poster Jay Ashworth stated that, from personal communications, Thompson really did launch this attack in real life and successfully compromised the Unix Support Group at Bell Labs. Recently, I've rediscovered this original message with full message headers in a search effort using various Usenet archives, showing the authenticity of the post.

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