Monday, June 24, 2013
The NSA has backdoor access to all Windows software
The National Security Agency has backdoor access to all Windows software since the release of Windows 95, according to informed sources, a development which follows the insistence by the agency and federal law enforcement for backdoor “keys” to any encryption.
Having such “keys” is essential for the export of any encryption allowed under U.S. export control laws to foreign users.
The NSA plays a prominent role in deliberations over whether such products can be exported, and routinely turns down any requests above a certain megabyte level that exceeds NSA’s technical capacity to decrypt it. That’s been the standard for years for NSA, as well as the departments of Defense, Commerce and State.
Computer security specialists say that the Windows software driver used for security and encryption functions contains unusual features which give NSA that backdoor access.
Access to Windows source code is supposed to be highly compartmentalized, actually making such actions easier because many of the people working on the software wouldn’t see the access.
Such access to the encryption system of Windows can allow NSA to compromise a person’s entire operating system. The NSA keys are said to be contained inside all versions of Windows from Windows 95 OSR2 onwards.
Having such the secret key inside your Windows operating system makes it “tremendously easier for the NSA to load unauthorized security services on all copies of Microsoft Windows, and once these security services are loaded, they can effectively compromise your entire operating system,” according to Andrew Fernandez, chief scientist with Cryptonym Corporation of North Carolina.
(The windows operating system NSA access can't be bypassed or turned off. Its similar to the GPS in your cell phone in that that also can not be bypassed or turned off by the user. The NSA can track your every move via electronic devices.) Story Reports
NSA has total access via Microsoft Windows