posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 11:38 PM
Well I wouldn't worry too much, but I would worry. If Microsoft had a back door geeks who trace programs to figure out what they're doing or people
who sniff out going packets will probably find it. Even if it's closed source geeks still have a few tricks of their own.
Currently these tricks are usually used to crack the DRM or product activation on games and Windows. You have to know how the DRM works to crack it.
Years ago when I had time I used to do something similar, so it can be done. However, I wasn't very good at it, but other people are.
Another problem is, even if someone did find it I guess that wouldn't help you much. Knowing you have a back door in your comp and not being able to
get rid of it probably won't help lol.
So, to actually answer your question I use Vista and XP still, but I also dual boot Ubuntu(lappy) on one machine and openSUSE(desktop) on another. I
have Fedora, another Ubuntu, Xubuntu, and soon Zenwalk 6 running in virtual machines on the desktop as well. I know that seems like a lot, but it's
just because I don't delete them when they start to bore me.
Also, my main work server runs FreeBSD out to three XP terminals. Fun fun lol. So, yeah my operating system world is entirely retarded, but it's
probably confusing as crap to anyone trying to spy on me lol.