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NSA lends a hand to Microsoft, Apple

Yesterday, the Washington Post ran an article on how Microsoft Corp. consulted with the National Security Agency to help boost the security of Windows Vista. Neither the Redmond Wash. giant nor NSA detailed what work was done--the Post only learned about the collaboration from an acknowledgement at the end of Microsoft's Windows Vista Security Guide .

Interestingly, the intelligence agency also lent a hand in composing the security configuration guide for Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac OS X, according to the article. Such work falls under the agency's mission of boosting the country's level of information assurance.

Posted by Joab Jackson on Jan 10, 2007 at 9:39 AM


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