posted on May, 11 2008 @ 12:25 PM
This is why all the backdoors build in all Microsoft software, have to be updated through the usual Win-Updates, when things like this surface.
These backdoors were negotiated by the US government, many years ago, with the Microsoft management.
That's why a inherently inferior OS software like Windows, was given the best oportunities and all available help from the DoC to flood the world
markets. They gave the US government a tremendous advantage on all others, allies and opponents alike.
The German Counter Intelligence was the first to react, after Internet Hackers and Crackers started to point out several build-in software backdoors
for the NSA and other agencies, in their Bundeswehr Windows systems, years ago already.
They developed their own proprietary Operating Systems, based mainly on LINUX software rules, and forced all sensitive German government and army
offices to change to those OS's, and got rid of all Microsoft infected software.
One can have as many hardware backdoors installed and shipped as one wishes, but it's the software which will make it work in the end.
And if you know your hardware is malicious, and how, it's relatively easy to change the OS to avoid the hardware problems, when you know what purpose
the hardware backdoor has.
And thus, the sudden Windows Update clusters, you encounter on irregular times. Hidden Cisco driver updates won't be any new in the field.