Microsoft turned to NSA for Vista security help

Wednesday, 10 January 2007, 12:03 AM EST

Microsoft has confirmed and elaborated on the role the National Security Agency played in helping secure the firm's Vista operating system, according to a report in Tuesday's Washington Post.

The eavesdropping and code-breaking agency has some of the best cryptographers in the world, and the NSA detailed a team to work with Microsoft on the new operating system, which is expected to be used eventually by hundreds of millions of computer users.

At the EE Times.

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