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From The Register:

[Microsoft] has repeatedly stressed that it cannot disclose some aspects of its code to rivals for security reasons. If they could see it, it would leak, and then evil terrorists would be able to break into Windows more easily.

What does this mean?
Does it mean that every Microsoft employee with access to the windows source code is able to break into Windows?
Or would the source code make clear that there are certain backdoors built into windows?
Is every Microsoft employee so trustworthy that Microsoft can be sure it won't leak from them?

I have always been tought that a system is only secure if you can let everyone know exactly how it works and this would not make it less secure. I know exactly how certain door locks work, but still can't open them without a key. But i can get in when the door is open.

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2004 6:37 PM | Back to top

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