Apple has hired a “noted” computer security researcher who helped Microsoft lock down its Windows operating system, reports “Wired” (

Kristin Paget now works on Apple’s security team. Just over five years ago, she was part of a “small team of elite hackers” brought in by Microsoft to lock down Windows Vista, notes “Wired.”

Reached via e-mail, Paget confirmed to the publication that she’s now an Apple employee, but referred all questions to Apple’s public relations group. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment on Paget.