Microsoft security chief uses Firefox

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  1. gerardwil

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    He is now Ex-Head of Security! :D
     
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    No no ... he is just testing the competitor's product ... you know doing some R & D.

    :D
     
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    I think he just wants to find out more about the rival browsers.
     
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    I like this one:

    His secretary downloaded it and he can’t work out how to uninstall it. He has to keep updating to prevent from being a hole in his system.
     
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    But then Stepto:

    Bron: http://www.stepto.com/default/default.aspx

    Stephen Toulouse:
    A word about the Wired article. I didn't "reveal" that I run Firefox. The interview
    itself was a 45 minute long affair from which they distilled four questions and
    answered them with paraphrases from my answers to the questions during
    the total interview. That's how their hot seat interviews are done.

    What I stated in regards to Firefox is that as a security professional I keep
    abreast of a variety of products on test machines and that just that morning I
    had to install an update on the machine running Firefox, which was true. That
    got distilled down to just the last part, that I had to update Firefox to apply a
    critical security fix.

    And I didn't say Windows would finally be secure in 2011. When asked about
    our efforts I pointed out that security is a journey not a destination, and that
    our trustworthy computing initiative was a 10 year one.

    Lest anyone be confused, my primary browser is SP2 Internet Explorer using
    Maxthon.
     
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    Maybe, just maybe, IE got hijacked, redirected to Mozilla, Firefox secretly ran a win32.downloader.exe and installed itself. You think?
    :p :eek: :rolleyes: :D :D :doubt:

    TAS
     
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    Yes Gerard, I believe him. I've worked in the media long enough to know precisely how out of context a lot of journos/interviewers take things.

    Also how they like to have 'poetic licence' when 'culling' their notes to a precise story length. :doubt:

    TAS
     
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    You don't suppose he posts here anonymously every now and again do you? :D :cool:
     
  10. NightHawk77

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    Maybe he just knows a good browser when he sees it.
     
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    Yep.
    In my eyes Stephen Toulouse is just one clever (Fire-) fox! ;)
    :p :D
     
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