Microsoft Confirms NSA’s Role in Vista Security

News emerged this week that top cryptologists at the US National Security Agency had a hand in some of the security features in Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows Vista. The NSA, best known for its code-breaking capabilities and covert-spying operations, loaned a team of cryptologists to the software giant for reviewing some of the security features in Vista, which is expected to be used, eventually, by hundreds of millions of computer users around the world. Microsoft has confirmed the agency played an active role in the software’s development

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