Skip to comments.Does Microsoft's sharing of source code with China and Russia pose a security risk?
Posted on 08/12/2010 4:46:56 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "Oops, Microsoft did it again.
Part of the companys Government Security Program (GSP), Microsoft has offered the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) a peek inside the source code of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server.
This is the second time that the company has (publicly) shared source code with the FSB, following a similar deal which took place in 2002, this time involving source code for Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2000. Microsoft has done similar deals with China in 2003, and most recently in 2010.
However, in the light of the silently ongoing cyber warfare arms race, GSPs main benefit of providing insight and a deeper understanding of Microsoft products, may easily turn into a gold mine for discovering security flaws, or at least offer important pieces of the puzzle."
(Excerpt) Read more at zdnet.com ...
Linux is getting better every day. I’ll never use vista or anything later.
once they get Linux to have all the behaviors I like, such as letter names for drives, click action on up-click not down-click, and etc., I will switch.
Not if you dont use Windows.
I’ve heard that meme for the last 10 years. It’s a toy.
Just laying the groundwork to outsourcing the source code work around the planet. When I consider the globalization of every industry out there, I realize that it won’t be complete until there is a global pay scale. This won’t happen until there is no American middle-class. I then wonder how corporations would accomplish this. Do they teach it in business school? Are there boardroom discussions? It seems to me that this would have to be a coordinated effort across entire industries, governments included. And I’m not even wearing a tinfoil hat.
what meme & toy?
As opposed to say, the Linux kernel. Nobody can see that.
And wait until the governments around the world decide that they can take over the global businesses. Having a few large targets to take over is a lot easier than having many many smaller targets. And, the governments can get popular support to do so.
Afterwords, there will be a global communist dictatorship.
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