Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Nov 2009 23:22 UTC
Windows Earlier this week, a senior National Security Agency official told US Congress that the NSA had worked on Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 7. This spurred a flurry of rumours about the NSA building backdoors into Windows 7, but Microsoft has today categorically denied these claims.
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by cb88 on Fri 20th Nov 2009 01:43 UTC
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2009-04-23

Just out of curiosity ... what does the UEFI module that windows 7 installs do besides implement compatibility? It would be running outside the OS or from another point of view your OS has migrated closer to your hardware.

It can only install of course if your PC has UEFI... so most are still unaffected

Supposedly this module also has to do with Phoenix support for loading the OS nearly instantly but I would like proof of that. I mean most BIOS related stuff is minuscule and from what I gather the module it istalls to the FW is rather large.

Any comments on that? I would investigate myself but only have dated HW at home.

Ref:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/firmware/UEFI_Windows...

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