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Windows 7: NSA helped with Windows 7 development

19 Nov 2009   #1
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
NSA helped with Windows 7 development

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NSA helped with Windows 7 development

Privacy expert voices 'backdoor' concerns, security researchers dismiss idea

By Gregg Keizer
November 18, 2009 04:09 PM ET

Computerworld - 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.

"All this was done in coordination with the product release, not months or years later during the product lifecycle," Schaeffer added. "This will improve the adoption of security advice, as it can be implemented during installation and then later managed through the emerging SCAP standards."
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19 Nov 2009   #2
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I think NSA helped with Vista's security too.
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19 Nov 2009   #3
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Afraid I lost my tinfoil hat long ago, the NSA has been capturing my brain waves.
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19 Nov 2009   #4
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

If all this turns out to be holding weight that would be one reason for why Vista was far more secure then it's predacessor XP and other previous versions plus will now make 7 even better security wise especially for those who often order online in an effort to avoid identity theft! For both commercial and private interests having a much more secure OS to work reaps it's benefits due to the amount of commerce online.

One thing to be added here is how this article certainly brings in one point in particular.

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According to Marc Rotenberg, the executive director of the Electronics Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the NSA's involvement with operating system development goes back even farther. "This battle goes back to at least the crypto wars of the early '90s," said Rotenberg, who remembered testifying about the agency's role in private sector computer security standards in 1989.
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19 Nov 2009   #5
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Their IS a NSA backdoor in every AV program released in the USA. (Or so i believe) Im sure Windows 7 has one too... Though, i've got nothing to hide. So search my computer all your want for sketchy emails/files... I've done nothing wrong ^^
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30 Nov 2009   #6
rest1peace

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post
Their IS a NSA backdoor in every AV program released in the USA. (Or so i believe) Im sure Windows 7 has one too... Though, i've got nothing to hide. So search my computer all your want for sketchy emails/files... I've done nothing wrong ^^
This is nsa speaking i found all your child porn on your computer FBI will be with you shortly
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30 Nov 2009   #7
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Afraid I lost my tinfoil hat long ago, the NSA has been capturing my brain waves.
I never had one. Does that mean ... ?
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01 Dec 2009   #8
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Reminds me of Magic Lantern.
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01 Dec 2009   #9
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

do I get Canadian exemption from tracking?
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