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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Bundles So-called 'Security' (as a 'Feature')

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____/ Erik Jan on Thursday 20 November 2008 22:04 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz had de volgende lumineuze gedachte op 20-11-08 03:18:
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Since shipping in May, OneCare has failed industry tests and exposed
>> | users to attack because of a security flaw in the antivirus engine.
>> | The application also incorrectly flagged Gmail as a virus and in some
>> | cases quarantined or even deleted complete in-boxes when a single
>> | e-mail was laden with a virus.
>> `----
> This, I believe is intentional. No one can accuse MS of undercutting the
> competition like it did with its web browser and media player. On the
> contrary the failing "OneCare" emphasizes the necessity of competing
> products. ;-)
> On a more serious note: who in his right mind would pay a corporation
> producing an utterly insecure product for protection against the
> failures it built in itself?

Those who follow the Beeb.

(Sigh): Another BBC Ad for Microsoft

,----[ Quote ]
| Of course, this move couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that 
| the security of Windows is so poor as to make the operating system unusable 
| without this kind of anti-virus crutch. Well, that's certainly the impression 
| you get from benign old Auntie.   


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