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Re: Web sites compromised by IIS attack
From: Frank Knobbe <frank () knobbe us>
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 10:23:37 -0500

On Thu, 2004-07-01 at 10:03, Denis Dimick wrote:
LMAO.. I see it now, your makeing a joke out of it..

Heh... you are quickly distracted from the main issue.

List me 5 other products where is it assumed and accepted that the
purchased products has flaws.

Quality of software has gone downhill over the last 10 years or so, but
only slightly each year. The change is so small that it becomes
unnoticed and accepted as new norm. You have to look back several year
to see the difference.

Yes, complexity of software is increasing and with it the amount of
flaws. But complexity of hardware is increasing as well, and hardware is
designed by humans too. Why does the industry manage to turn out
relative good quality hardware? Because it's a pain in the ass to fix a
broken hardware product. With software you don't have this pain factor,
so it has become accepted to sell flawed software products and then fix
it later.

That burden of fixing the flawed product is now on the consumer, not the
producer. That's what's wrong. The producer should fix the problem, not

Is that clearer now?


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