Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Mar 2006 17:27 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Windows A Microsoft developer and cryptographer responded in his blog to a news story by the BBC about the problems strong encryption built into Vista might cause for law enforcement. "Over my dead body," he said, regarding the possibilty of including a law-enforced backdoor in Vista.
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RE[2]: Lame
by Deviate_X on Sat 4th Mar 2006 23:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Lame"
Deviate_X
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raver31: "linux is OPEN... people can look for backdoors ... but Windows is closed, people cannot check for themselves"

Actually an very large number of people have access to the windows source code.

Most of them specifically requested access (like the Chinese government, MVP's, and the entire EU) to make sure there their were no back-doors in the software.

China: http://english.people.com.cn/200303/17/eng20030317_113428.shtml

MVPs: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1624933,00.asp

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