A row brewing in the US over the security features of Windows 7 has been nipped in the bud after Microsoft claimed it has not engineered a backdoor to give authorities access to user's PCs.
The existence or otherwise of a backdoor became an issue when it emerged that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had been involved in the development of Windows 7.
Reacting to the concerns, a Redmond spokesperson told
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According to the same Microsoft rep, the NSA helped the company build a 'Security Compliance Management Toolkit' that allows large businesses using Windows 7 to keep security tight on all their machines.
However, quite why a government agency had to get involved at all is still unclear, so it's likely we'll be hearing more on this story in the days to come.