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Ruh Roh- One of the Russian Spies worked at Microsoft and another wrote decision making software

One of the Russian spies recently arrested worked at Microsoft and another had a company that wrote decision making software.

One of the problems is that detecting easter eggs in software is difficult. It would be possible for someone with the right access to leave backdoors in microsoft products that would allow data to be compromised by Russian intelligence. This impacts both national security and private business in terms of industrial espionage.

The decision making software is interesting in that most of that works by putting your proposed plans and alternatives into the system and letting it walk you through the various decision trees. However an easter egg in such a program could allow that data to be easily read by a malicious third party.

Oh well, at least the russian female spies were hot.

For more info, see the Financial Times Article

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