China sets up Windows-checking lab

Monday, 29 September 2003, 9:35 AM EST

Called the Source Code Browsing Lab, it is part of the existing government-run software site, the China Testing and Certification Center for Information Security Products, according a report in the People's Daily.

Microsoft is the first commercial software company that has signed an operating system source code browsing agreement with the Chinese government, said the report, hinting that the lab is also open to other commercial software companies who wish to have their products certified for security.

The report stressed the need for checking Windows source code for security loopholes especially in the light of recent hacker attacks.

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