Microsoft dominance poses security risk

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  1. AplusWebMaster

    AplusWebMaster Registered Member

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    Microsoft dominance poses security risk
    http://news.com.com/2100-1029-5081214.html
    September 24, 2003
    "A computer industry group critical of Microsoft plans to release a report Wednesday asserting that the software giant's dominance in key technologies threatens the national infrastructure. The report from the Computer and Communications Industry Association argues that the reliance on a single technology such as the Windows operating system for such an overwhelming majority of computer systems threatens the security of the U.S. economy and critical infrastructure...The paper, written by a handful of security experts, also warns that many security improvements planned by Microsoft are likely designed to raise the barrier that deters customers from switching to another operating system. 'Under the guise of security, (Microsoft is) achieving lock-in,' said Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer for network monitoring service Counterpane Internet Security and one of the paper's three authors. 'It's using security technologies to extend the monopolies.'..."
     
  2. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    :D yes just one of many example of microsoft rule you all because you all really want to be ruled by some one with an iron fist lol
     
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    Yeah all right, but these CCIA guys are not very independend, are they?
    So I'm glad to report a reply by mr Jonathan Zuck, president of the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT). You can find it over here.
    At least this club is not sponsored by Microsoft bashers.


    :D
     
  4. beetlejuice

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    Microsofts "only" dominant trait is the security risk it continually lets in the :rolleyes:"Windows" :rolleyes:
     
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    Found it over here :doubt:
     
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    whoa thats just so wrong cant he sue both companys?
     
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    MS Faces Class-Action on Security Breaches
    http://www.reuters.com/printerFriendlyPopup.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=3549290
    October 02, 2003
    "...'Microsoft's eclipsing dominance in desktop software has created a global security risk,' the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles said. 'As a result of Microsoft's concerted effort to strengthen and expand its monopolies by tightly integrating applications with its operating system...the world's computer networks are now susceptible to massive, cascading failure'..."
     
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    :Devill grin on blazes face he he he maybe i should become beta tester for microsoft :D
     
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