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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Anyway, it seems that you choices are: (a) enable a backdoor to your Windows system, or (b) manually check for updates all the time yourself (in which case stealth updates would probably happen anyway once you had manually checked), or (c) don't update.

There's a *huge* difference between setting the automatic updates setting, and disabling the service entirely.

If you're worried about someone slipping an update in that might open a door - then any system you use to install updates that you "trust" is just as fragile...

The only relatively sure way to prevent unwanted backdoors is to review the code and compile your OS yourself.

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