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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ComputerWorld are Absolute Idiots
by linumax on Fri 20th Nov 2009 01:50 UTC
linumax
Member since:
2007-02-07

Part of NSA's function is securing nation's computers and with Windows installed on majority of them NSA provides assistance with securing Windows. This is mostly guidelines and results of security tests they run that are provided to Microsoft.

And it's not just Windows. NSA contributed to SE/Linux.

They share the story with "reporters" at ComputerWorld and they show their disregard for journalistic integrity. Real classy.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Part of NSA's function is securing nation's computers and with Windows installed on majority of them NSA provides assistance with securing Windows.

That makes me feel so much better. I'll sleep well tonight, knowing that.

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gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

And it's not just Windows. NSA contributed to SE/Linux.


True, but we can 100% review what it is that is in the code they've developed.

With Windows its a "Trust Me" kind of thing.

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