Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jun 2013 17:32 UTC
Microsoft From Bloomberg: "Microsoft, the world's largest software company, provides intelligence agencies with information about bugs in its popular software before it publicly releases a fix, according to two people familiar with the process. That information can be used to protect government computers and to access the computers of terrorists or military foes." The lid has officially been blown off.
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RE: easy answer is:
by bentoo on Fri 14th Jun 2013 23:37 UTC in reply to "easy answer is:"
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2012-09-21

Well put. I'd like to add that even in FOSS the end user usually lacks the knowledge or tools to fix security vulnerabilities.

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