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: Wow, wow, wow...
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 15th Jun 2013 18:09 UTC in reply to "Wow, wow, wow..."
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So Windows is more "secure" only if you're government. Any new government backdoors you'd like to tell us about, Microsoft?


This may come as a shock do you, but the term "backdoor" doesn't actually refer to selective disclosure of security vulnerabilities. But hey, don't let reality get in the way of your self-righteous posturing.

I don't normally care a whole lot about the pros and cons of proprietary vs. open source... but Microsoft just gave free and open source software one hell of a boost.


Sure, if you prefer to have your systems compromised by Russian/Chinese/Eastern European criminals:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/04/exclusive-ongoing-malware-a...

Once again, I am amazed. Government (and paying corporations/partners) above literally everyone else.


A company prioritizing the needs of their most valuable/important customers? SHOCKING!!!

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