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Submission + - Cables: Chinese hackers employed to secure Windows (posterous.com)

proclus writes: : #Leakspin — Chinese hackers employed to secure #Microsoft #Windows — #wikileaks #cablegate Chamber of Commerce

I have been learning so much from the Wikileaks cables using Google
site searches, such as the following.

http://www.google.com/search?q=site:wikileaks.ch+microsoft

This search looks for occurances of the word Microsoft in the leaked
cables. Currently three cables are coming up for me in the search,
and they provide interesting intelligence. For example, it appears
that a level of security clearance may be required to actually secure
Microsoft Windows. Secondly, and perhaps more interesting, the cables
warn of the dangers of Chinese hackers, but then state that Chinese
hackers were employed to secure Microsoft Windows! These facts
certainly bear further investigation, and likely explain much of what
we have been seeing in the current spate of network attacks. Here
below are links the the relavent cables.

09STATE67105, DIPLOMATIC SECURITY DAILY
http://www.wikileaks.ch/cable/2009/06/09STATE67105.html

08STATE116943, DIPLOMATIC SECURITY DAILY
http://wikileaks.ch/cable/2008/11/08STATE116943.html

Finally, there is a third cable describing some of the activities of
the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. Microsoft is found
praising USAID for a focus on education and health, areas in
particular need of development in Egypt. One wonders how many Chinese
engineered Microsoft Windows systems where deployed in Egypt!

08CAIRO1067, CODEL BAIRD MEETS WITH EGYPTIAN LEADERS ON MARGINS
http://www.wikileaks.ch/cable/2008/05/08CAIRO1067.html

Regards,
proclus
http://www.gnu-darwin.org/

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