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Windows Security: is Microsoft innocent?

Apr 26, 2010, 22:17 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Davey Winder)

"I am always looking for good reasons not to vent my spleen in the direction of the Redmond Microsoft Campus, so I was intrigued to come across a piece over at eWeek.com last week entitled 10 Reasons You Shouldn't Blame Microsoft for Windows Security Issues. These could, however, pretty much be bundled together into two distinct groups: stupid user syndrome and stupid developer syndrome.

"The stupid user should not open any old attachment, should not visit dodgy sites, shouldn't use weak passwords, shouldn't forget to apply software patches and security updates, and certainly shouldn't run in admin mode. The stupid developer, on the other hand, shouldn't produce applications with vulnerabilities."

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