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: Did China Know?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 15th Jun 2013 18:03 UTC in reply to "Did China Know?"
BallmerKnowsBest
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2008-06-02

This makes me wonder if China knew about this, given the fact that they have / are moving government machines to Ubuntu Kylin. I feel like this has been an ongoing practice for a while now.


More likely it was done to make it difficult for other countries to retaliate in-kind for the China's state-sponsored cyber attacks:

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/02/bit9-breach-began-in-july-2012/

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/01/new-clues-suggest-stronger-chine...

Shoring up your own defenses before going on the offense against others? Well that's just common sense.

Edited 2013-06-15 18:10 UTC

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