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How NSA access was built into Windows



" A CARELESS mistake by Microsoft programmers has revealed that special access 
codes prepared by the US National Security Agency have been secretly built 
into Windows. The NSA access system is built into every version of the 
Windows operating system now in use, except early releases of Windows 95 (and 
its predecessors). The discovery comes close on the heels of the revelations 
earlier this year that another US software giant, Lotus, had built an 
NSA "help information" [local] trapdoor into its Notes system, and that 
security functions on other software systems had been deliberately crippled.

The first discovery of the new NSA access system was made two years ago by 
British researcher Dr Nicko van Someren. But it was only a few weeks ago when 
a second researcher rediscovered the access system. With it, he found the 
evidence linking it to NSA.

Computer security specialists have been aware for two years that unusual 
features are contained inside a standard Windows software "driver" used for 
security and encryption functions. The driver, called 
ADVAPI.DLL,.........snip"

The rest is here: http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/5/5263/1.html

So, my question is, if this is all true, then, what about Selinux?
-- 
Claude Jones
Brunswick, MD, USA


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