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October 23, 2005

The Microsoft Protection Racket

John C. Dvorak's latest column, The Microsoft Protection Racket is a must read.

Excerpt:

Microsoft has stayed away from the antivirus, antispyware game for a long time because it knew that there was this inherent conflict of interest unless it gave away such software for free. After all, the exploits utilized by malware are possible because of flaws within the Microsoft code base. There is no incentive to fix the code base if it can make additional money selling "protection."

Posted in Computing & Tech News , Microsoft & Windows by usrbingeek at 2005-10-23 21:35 ET (GMT-5) | 0 Comments | Permalink



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