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Windows 7: Russia has MS sourcecode

16 Jul 2010   #31
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
are you suggesting that all immigrants are potentially dodgy, but all natives are absolutely safe and secure?

if so, please explain.
Not at all, but if governments are worried about Microsoft spying on them, Microsoft should be just as worried if there getting spied on for the sake of there company and our country. To my knownledge russia kinda has a reputation for spying on the US and probably other countries as well. How would an extensive background check hurt anything? It would only prevent things just like this from happening i would think.

Lets say a company like microsoft was based in a country like russia for china...especially china. Do you think they would let any american immigrant come in and work for them without being properly screened.

He also admitted to being and illegal immagrant, i cant believe they cant find that out before they hired him, makes no sense to me....


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16 Jul 2010   #32
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Corporate security is a big item worldwide. You can be assured that major corporations are very security conscious and MS is no exception. Corporate spying and counterspying is a BIG business.
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16 Jul 2010   #33
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Microsoft is not very bright hiring someone like that anyway, just the fact that he is an immigrant should throw red flags up in my opinion.
I detest that statement very much. Disgusting, narrow minded and biassed.

If the possibility to give negative rep had not been removed, you most certainly had gotten some now.

Very sincerely,

An immigrant & tax payer Kari
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16 Jul 2010   #34
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
It's absurd that people would suddenly believe Russia would use that code for hacking or espionage purposes...
I think its absurd you acutally think that.

Have you ever heard of the cold war? It wasnt really that long ago...

You think Russia doesnt spy anymore? What country doesnt have its spies and spy tactics?
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16 Jul 2010   #35
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
It's absurd that people would suddenly believe Russia would use that code for hacking or espionage purposes...
I think its absurd you acutally think that.

Have you ever heard of the cold war? It wasnt really that long ago...

You think Russia doesnt spy anymore? What country doesnt have its spies and spy tactics?
Fiji. LOL.

No, but you're right. Every major country engages in espionage. The USSR may be history, but Putin still reigns there.
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16 Jul 2010   #36
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
It's absurd that people would suddenly believe Russia would use that code for hacking or espionage purposes...
I think its absurd you acutally think that.

Have you ever heard of the cold war? It wasnt really that long ago...

You think Russia doesnt spy anymore? What country doesnt have its spies and spy tactics?
Your 100% correct with this.
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16 Jul 2010   #37
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

oh no, i better uninstall windows quick - i don't want no goddam commies looking at my files! i wouldn't mind if americans did it though.

*goes to distrowatch.com*
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16 Jul 2010   #38
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Microsoft is not very bright hiring someone like that anyway, just the fact that he is an immigrant should throw red flags up in my opinion.
I detest that statement very much. Disgusting, narrow minded and biassed.

If the possibility to give negative rep had not been removed, you most certainly had gotten some now.

Very sincerely,

An immigrant & tax payer Kari
Im sorry if i offended you kari, however your comments i find offensive as well, Just because i believe that an immagrant should be screened before being hired at a company like Microsoft makes me narrow minded and biassed? really?

Did i forget to mention that this guy was here illegally in the first place?

FYI , screening of US citizens in the same manor would be perfectly fine with me. I have nothing against people from other countries, but when the US is in the cross hairs of many other counties both financially and technolgy wise I think we should take proper precautions to protect ourselves.
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16 Jul 2010   #39
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Don't know why everybody is so shocked, how hard can it be for a very tech savvy organisation with a huge resource to actually reverse engineer MS products to get the source code? Hackers and virus writers do it all the time and that is why Linux users will tell you that MS products are so full of malware.

Do you also think as well that the PC's that are used at NASA, The pentagon MI5 etc. will use a normal MS OS? I don't think they would, I think they will use their own bespoke OS's.

EDIT: And to also add to this, hasn't the EU as well as USA courts ordered MS to release it's source code to it's competators so they can write software for their own use?
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16 Jul 2010   #40
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
Don't know why everybody is so shocked, how hard can it be for a very tech savvy organisation with a huge resource to actually reverse engineer MS products to get the source code? Hackers and virus writers do it all the time and that is why Linux users will tell you that MS products are so full of malware.

Do you also think as well that the PC's that are used at NASA, The pentagon MI5 etc. will use a normal MS OS? I don't think they would, I think they will use their own bespoke OS's.

EDIT: And to also add to this, hasn't the EU as well as USA courts ordered MS to release it's source code to it's competators so they can write software for their own use?
No, not "normal," but probably highly customized version of Windows. Not only that but between their sophisticated networking and they encrypt just about everything, they stay fairly secure. Most if their breaches are from people losing stuff that is decrypted.

Occasionally someone will bring in viruses and unintended consequences.

For example, the fellow that brought the USB disk that was infected. They lifted the ban this year:

http://www.dailytech.com/Pentagon+Li...ticle17747.htm
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