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Is this besides the backdoor the NSA already has in Windows?
Odds are, yes. I bet the NSA knows that the other country's intelligence agency know about it as well and want to stop them... yet save the good exploits for themselves!

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Odds are, yes. I bet the NSA knows that the other country's intelligence agency know about it as well and want to stop them... yet save the good exploits for themselves!
Probably this. NSA announced it because they came across some evidence that a foreign nation also knew about it. All for me and none for thee


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Odds are, yes. I bet the NSA knows that the other country's intelligence agency know about it as well and want to stop them... yet save the good exploits for themselves!
Of course, what other reason would the NSA have to reveal an exploit?

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Of course, what other reason would the NSA have to reveal an exploit?
Because they are the good guys and good guys are always honest and do the right thing.......

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If you guys haven't seen Zero Days, see it. It's a movie about the stuxnet virus that the NSA created to attack Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities under Bush and Obama. Super interesting. It's on Hulu.

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Because they are the good guys and good guys are always honest and do the right thing.......
You should do standup.

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FYI, the Zero Days movie/documentary is actually on youtube as well. Anyone who frequents this site would find this fascinating.

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OK So working in IT and having discussions with our infosec group. This isn't a 0 day. It wasn't an out of band patch; it was a normal important (read not even severe) patch for Windows 10. These happen every month.
This is just a case of 3 letters (NSA) allowing journalists to sensationalize this and get ad clicks.
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Because they are the good guys and good guys are always honest and do the right thing.......
Of course! Anyone who thinks otherwise is a traitor, regardless of nationality and origin.

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OK So working in IT and having discussions with our infosec group. This isn't a 0 day. It wasn't an out of band patch; it was a normal important (read not even severe) patch for Windows 10. These happen every month.
This is just a case of 3 letters (NSA) allowing journalists to sensationalize this and get ad clicks.
I'm not saying this is a zero day, it just reminded me of that movie.

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