Interesting article about the NSA and Windows 7.

You can read it here.

To excerpt..

The National Security Agency (NSA) worked with Microsoft on the development of Windows 7, an agency official acknowledged yesterday during testimony before Congress.

“Working in partnership with Microsoft and elements of the Department of Defense, NSA leveraged our unique expertise and operational knowledge of system threats and vulnerabilities to enhance Microsoft’s operating system security guide without constraining the user to perform their everyday tasks, whether those tasks are being performed in the public or private sector,” Richard Schaeffer, the NSA’s information assurance director, told the Senate’s Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security yesterday as part of a prepared statement.

Now we know about Windows 7, the questions are:

Do you think there are any trap doors in Windows 7?

Also, do you think the NSA will work on Windows 8?

Discuss..

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • Leigh

    Of course there are…. Microsoft is a corporate lackey to anyone what will make it money… it has proved time and time again that it is an entity without ethics (see Vista) or honesty ( see HTC) Even Gates disassociated himself (though this proved to be as gutless and pathetic as the actual company) from their operations and products. Do YOU trust Microsoft?