Wikileaks says CIA does CYA, reinvents the ‘Boss’ key from 1992

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Remember those 1990s MS-DOS computer games that had a “Boss” key?

You could only run one application at a time back then, so if someone came past while you were playing the game on work time you needed a quick way to pop up a fake business app – usually a stripped down spreadsheet program – to act as your “cover story” so you wouldn’t get caught.

(Yes, you recognised it correctly: the Boss screen above is from the original Tetris.)

Fast forward 25 years, and recent revelations from Wikileaks suggest that the CIA has its own modern take on the Boss key.

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