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Former Microsoft Insider Speaks Out

Jun 06, 2007, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas Holbrook II)

"'Instead of a vulnerability or a crucial bug being fixed, it was hidden away. As an example, Windows 95 had a bug that would cause the entire Windows kernel to come crashing to its knees when certain instructions were given to the system itself. It was a bug that Team OS/2 demonstrated often by placing a floppy disk in the demo machine and running an executable that disabled the virtual machine capability of the Operating System. Without it, memory space could be overwritten by other programs, regardless what was in that space. Instead of solving the problem immediately, many of the demo boxes had disabled floppy drives...'"

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