Did the CIA Infiltrate Microsoft to Deploy Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame?

There is buzz on the Internet that the three very successful cyber-war programs that the US and Israel launched against the Iranian Nuclear (Power?  Weapons?)Program, had be distributed, at least in part, by masquerading as a standard Windows Update.  For this to work, it makes sense that someone would have to be positioned inside Microsoft to assist in that part of the deployment.  There is a longer article on IT World today that is worth the read if you are following the progress of the world’s first publically acknowledged cyber-war.

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