Here is a very good documentary on how things played out.
Rather standard behavior for upper level, ego driven programmers it seems.
Don't you know we are living in a time when someone does something cool, it is automatically illegal?
Design core features.
Write and test/debug core features.
Then, if there is time, do a security audit and glue some security on top otherwise just release what you got.
Security must be built in from step one, step two, etc. and must be and integral part of the design.
Have we not learned our lesson yet?
Hopefully Google, Apple and Canonical find a way to replace Microsoft products before Windows 9 ships.
Out of the frying pan, into the fire..
envelope in my safe deposit box at a bank
That the government can legally get a search warrant for.
However the one your head it's protected by the 5th amendment.
Think about it.