Linked by lucas_maximus on Mon 16th Jan 2012 22:45 UTC
Microsoft "Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of Bill Gates's trustworthy computing memo, which made securing applications from the ground up a key priority at Microsoft for the first time. The directive followed a period during which Redmond took a sustained shelling over the instability and insecurity of its software, especially in Internet Explorer and Outlook, highlighted by the damage caused by high-profile malware outbreaks such as the rampaging Love Bug, Melissa and Nimda nasties."
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so much for 10 years
by TechGeek on Tue 17th Jan 2012 05:02 UTC
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So much for 10 years worth of work. My sister has made a business out of cleaning the infestations off peoples home computers and my niece just got hit by a mail virus last week. Sent out emails to everyone in her outlook address book. They will never secure the system until the are willing to make security priority one, even if it breaks compatibility.

Some of their monumental mistakes, like allowing email to run as admin and execute code, and not enforcing a non-privileged user environment will continue to dog them.

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