[Full-Disclosure] Microsoft plans tighter security measures in Windows XP SP2
steve.wray at paradise.net.nz
Mon Nov 3 04:27:50 GMT 2003
I think that people are just misinterpreting Microsoft;
The most important security concern for them is, and always
has been, financial security.
When they say that security is their number one priority
*that* is what they mean.
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> [mailto:full-disclosure-admin at lists.netsys.com] On Behalf Of
> Georgi Guninski
> Sent: Monday, 3 November 2003 9:44 a.m.
> To: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
> Cc: ksmith at chartwelltechnology.com; full-disclosure at lists.netsys.com
> Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Microsoft plans tighter
> security measures in Windows XP SP2
> On Sat, 01 Nov 2003 13:27:36 -0500
> Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> > 1) Actually fix the software. Total rewrite, $200M.
> > 2) Bribe all the major reporters of bugs. $20M.
> > Which of these sounds like a better deal for Microsoft? ;)
> What about taking counter measures against the bribery :)
> Have you thought about supporting Liu by buying his shareware?
> Liu disclosed about 13 bugs in exploder on one day, it would
> be a pitty if he gets bribed.
> Check http://www.safecenter.net/UMBRELLAWEBV4/ie_unpatched/index.html
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