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10-Jun-2010, 07:07 AM #1
Cyber War: Microsoft a weak link in national security
Cyber War: Microsoft a weak link in national security.

"Microsoft has vast resources, literally billions of dollars in cash, or liquid assets reserves. Microsoft is an incredibly successful empire built on the premise of market dominance with low-quality goods."

Who wrote those lines? Steve Jobs? Linux inventor Linus Torvalds? Ralph Nader? No, the author is former White House adviser Richard A. Clarke in his new book, Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It.

Sadly, Clarke has a valid point (ignoring the fictional scenarios of worst cases) about MS OSes and software - it is basically "Swiss Cheese" in terms of the security holes it contains due to "no design with security in mind". MS should invest its profits more in their stellar (and far more secure) research project, aka Singularity, and build a bridge to its revenue stream products thereby upgrading everyone's security - even if they have to give the system away for free.

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