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[2]: Wow, wow, wow...
by cdude on Sat 15th Jun 2013 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow, wow, wow..."
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Unless ... examine every ... code

What is exactly what happens. Code like those of the Linux Kernel is permanently reviewed. No single patch goes in without multiple reviews from different people, without the patch being public available.

The nature, read license, also makes sure all distributors publish there patches, even try to get them proactive upstream.

Are you going to examine every patch? Every update?

That is whats happening, yes. There are 1000 times as much reviewers as coders and not everybody needs to cross-check everything again. A chain of trust and shared work. Get used to it, its the present and future cause this days software like a Kernel is to complex for individuals.

Edited 2013-06-15 11:43 UTC

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