Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Nov 2010 00:27 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Well, this was to be expected: an anti-virus company complaining that Microsoft's Security Essentials - by far the best anti-virus tool for Windows - is anti-competitive. Microsoft recently began offering MSE as an optional download via the optional Microsoft Update service (which is not Windows Update), and Trend Micro (a patent troll) is going into boo-hoo mode over it.
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by dgun on Sat 6th Nov 2010 11:13 UTC
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So Microsoft is "the best" and Trend Micro are a bunch of cry baby patent trolls?

I didn't even read the rest of the article. I couldn't take it seriously after that.

But I will say one thing: regardless of Trend Micro's reputation, be it positive or negative, nothing, AND OH I DO MEAN NOTHING, could ever convince me to trust Microsoft with anything remotely related to security, considering its absolutely abysmal reputation in this regard.


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RE: Terrible
by talaf on Sat 6th Nov 2010 12:38 in reply to "Terrible"
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You're trolling, please develop? In the consumer market, MS has the largest footprint by far, making them the prime target for any security expert. Over the years they developped alot of inherent security mechanisms in the system while mounting what is probably one of the best threat-response workflow of every desktop OS company. They were bad years ago but please provide substantial results on why they didn't improve in the recent years?

Sure, they're not OpenBSD, but their market is quite different and has different needs. I'm all for a good MS bashing but security since vista/7 has improved by leaps. After that, it's not really their fault people are stupid, dl random exe from porn sites, disable UAC and the likes.

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RE[2]: Terrible
by jgagnon on Mon 8th Nov 2010 13:24 in reply to "RE: Terrible"
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This is a good point. It would be interesting to how well OpenBSD would fair with the same desktop exposure as Windows. It most certainly would do much better than Windows, but I'm sure that level of exposure to the world would open up some problems.

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