UK holds Microsoft security talks (BBC)
Posted Feb 16, 2006 19:18 UTC (Thu) by copsewood
In reply to: UK holds Microsoft security talks (BBC)
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"Microsoft is NOT permitted to install backdoors without the user's knowledge and consent. For the installer or upgrader to add such a backdoor, it would necessarily be conducting unauthorized activity on the user's computer, which would violate the Computer Misuse Act."
The last time I actually read the Microsoft clickthrough agreement this was couched in terms that gives the user's consent to Microsoft to do whatever it likes. Sony selling a CD to play music with no or unclear information on the CD or packaging it comes with that installs a rootkit if an attempt is made to play the CD using a computer is another matter entirely.
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