Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jan 2007 20:56 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Windows When Microsoft introduces its long-awaited Windows Vista operating system this month, it will have an unlikely partner to thank for making its flagship product safe and secure for millions of computer users across the world: the National Security Agency. For the first time, the giant software maker is acknowledging the help of the secretive agency, better known for eavesdropping on foreign officials and, more recently, U.S. citizens as part of the Bush administration's effort to combat terrorism. The agency said it has helped in the development of the security of Microsoft's new operating system to protect it from worms, Trojan horses and other insidious computer attackers.
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by linuxh8r on Wed 10th Jan 2007 15:41 UTC
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I've read a lot of talk back comments here suggesting NSA paid Microsoft to put backdoors in Windows Vista.

If linux is so secure and NSA wants backdoors in the OS, then why would the NSA ever use linux? After all it is so secure they could never penatrate it.

Didn't NSA develop the SELinux specification? Why should we trust it?

Maybe the NSA shouldn't use linux, after all, they can't break into it.

Why stop with backdoors. NSA should pay MS to put in rootkits, viruses and other forms of malware. NSA has a large budget, they can afford it.

Heck, MS should create a special NSA edition of Windows specifically designed to be unlocked by and only by the NSA.

Does this sound as ridiculous to you as it does to most sane people? I would think so.

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