[funsec] Microsoft Collaborated with the NSA on Vista Security?
fergdawg at netzero.net
Mon Jan 8 22:44:50 CST 2007
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Huh? Yeah, that's what I said. :-)
I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but given the NSA's
background in surreptitious surveillance, this is yet another
reason why I will never, never own a Vista system.
I've heard that "I'm from The Government and I'm here to help
you!" mantra before.
No thanks. :-)
Via The Washington Post.
When Microsoft introduces its long-awaited Windows Vista operating system
this month, it will have an unlikely partner to thank for making its
flagship product safe and secure for millions of computer users across the
world: the National Security Agency.
For the first time, the giant software maker is acknowledging the help of
the secretive agency, better known for eavesdropping on foreign officials
and, more recently, U.S. citizens as part of the Bush administration's
effort to combat terrorism. The agency said it has helped in the
development of the security of Microsoft's new operating system -- the
brains of a computer -- to protect it from worms, Trojan horses and other
insidious computer attackers.
"Our intention is to help everyone with security," Tony W. Sager, the NSA's
chief of vulnerability analysis and operations group, said yesterday.
- - ferg
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