WannaCry is another case against backdoors


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USA Today reporting on speculation the WannaCry ransomware leaked out of the NSA's inventory of exploits.

The fact that they appear to have been stolen from a U.S. government-linked group and are now in the public domain has bolstered tech companies' contention that security backdoors would do more harm than good -- simply because these work-arounds risk ending up in criminal hands.

"This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem," Brad Smith, Microsoft's chief legal counsel, said in a blog post.

Basically if companies agree to install backdoors for government agents, there's not a good track record of government keeping such things secure for only legal use.