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I'm sure everyone has heard about Microsoft's recent fund to help catch virus writers. Well, a recent article discusses this and presents a few opinions about how Microsoft, among others, is trying to point the blame at someone else. I think this is ridiculous. Granted, Microsoft does need to beef up its security practices, but they are not trying to dodge these issues by handing out money.

If you build a house, someone burns it down, and you follow that up with a reward to prosecute the culprit, are you trying to hide the fact that you didn't build a good enough house? I don't think so. This is the same thing that is happening with Microsoft.

It's quite annoying to hear ignorant people rant about Microsoft because of this. I stand by my opinion from years ago: people are just jealous that they don't own the company. If this were to happen to your company, I bet you'd be singing a different tune.

Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 6:21 AM IT | Back to top

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