NSA requested back doors are a feature, not a bug!
Not that many moons ago, Microsoft was seemingly reluctant to open a bug bounty program. It also once described Linux as a cancer. Now it claims to love Linux, and is offering bounties on bugs. How times change. On Wednesday, Redmond not only reiterated its offer of oodles of cash in exchange for details of exploitable …
The means and/or memes for sublime engagement and/or stealthy infiltration of root partitions, which will always surely have secure elements and virtual components for sensitive information exfiltration, is worth billions of dollars to both Microsoft and their opponents and competition/faux friends and real-life polyamoral enemies alike.:-)
A quarter-of-a-million dollar jackpot for intelligence on that sort of oversight/bug/insight/facility is as peanuts for monkeys and is not a realistic commensurate reward in these days and spaces where non state, virtually invisible and practically intangible mega meta data base actor secrets are ...... well, if the truth be acknowledged, ITs AI Leading Currency
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